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    MN - Memory Pachowicz, 33, St Paul, 12 March 2005



    Police received new leads Thursday about the disappearance of a St. Paul woman under suspicious circumstances, but they have not found Memory Pachowicz.
    Pachowicz, 33, was last seen Sunday. Hers originally was considered a missing person case — roughly 1,000 adults are reported missing in St. Paul each year — but the stakes were raised when St. Paul police found her car, where they saw signs of a struggle, and determined her cellular phone hadn't been used since her disappearance.

    Police assigned the case to the homicide unit because its investigators look at serious crimes, including kidnapping, said officer Paul Schnell, department spokesman.

    "We have no evidence that absolutely makes it a foul-play situation," Schnell said. He wouldn't describe the evidence in the car that made investigators suspicious, but he said it wasn't blood.

    "Obviously, the longer it takes to find her, the more concerned we become, but because we don't have witnesses we don't know what all these things mean yet," Schnell said.

    Pachowicz, the mother of a 1-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, got divorced in June, according to Ramsey County District Court records. Originally from South Dakota, she has lived in St. Paul for several years and attended an area technical college, Schnell said.

    She was last seen in the parking lot of a North End apartment complex early Sunday and did not return to her East Side home, where her older daughter was baby-sitting the younger one. Family members reported Pachowicz missing later Sunday.

    Friends said Pachowicz was planning to meet someone, believed to be a man, after she left the parking lot, Schnell said. Police have no suspects in connection with the disappearance, he said.

    Pachowicz's children were staying with family members Thursday.

    Her car was found Tuesday near Western and Cottage avenues, about a block from where she was last seen with friends. Her cell phone was missing.

    Police face difficulty in searching for adults when they are reported missing because they are free to "disappear" or walk away if they choose to, Schnell said.

    He said police do cursory checks, such as looking at area hospitals and interviewing family and friends, but once a determination of suspicious circumstances is made they go further.

    Investigators re-interview the people last seen with the missing person, take a closer look at the person's network of friends, do paper searches (such as studying financial transactions) and seek evidence in other ways, Schnell said.

    One benefit of asking for the public's help, which police did Wednesday, is the new information that comes forward, Schnell said.

    "You start identifying other circles of associates," he said. "People have called today, and those things have been very helpful."

    ST. PAUL WOMAN DISAPPEARS

    Memory Pachowicz, 33, is described as an olive-skinned white woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, with long, straight, dark hair. She has a rose bracelet tattoo on her wrist.

    When Pachowicz was last seen she had a puppy with her. It is described as a 9-week-old, brown or tan miniature dachshund.

    read the rest here:
    http://www.twincities.com/mld/twinci...l/11105081.htm

    ETA: Her Picture
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    A few more links this all I could when I googled her name:

    Foul Play Suspected in Missing Woman Case http://www.kare11.com/news/news_arti...?storyid=76573







    St. Paul police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman missing since Saturday night.

    Officer Paul Schnell says the police department received a call about a missing person on Sunday evening.

    Friends and family of 33-year-old Memory Pachowicz, a college student and mother of two, hadn’t seen her since early Sunday morning.

    She had been out with friends the night before and was last seen near the intersection of Western Avenue and Arlington Street in St. Paul.

    Police found Pachowicz’s car on Tuesday and say evidence found in the Ford SUV indicates a struggle took place. Officer Schnell would not elaborate on what exactly police found inside the car.


    Police Seek Missing Mom http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_068232942.html


    <LI> VIDEO: Esme Murphy reports.

    Mar 9, 2005 10:28 pm US/Central
    St. Paul (WCCO) A St. Paul mother is missing and police are asking for the public’s help finding her.

    Memory Pachowicz, 33, has not been seen since early Sunday morning, St. Paul police said. She was last seen in the area of Western Avenue and Arlington Street, where she met some friends.

    Family members reported her missing late Sunday night. Pachowicz is a single mother of two children, ages 13 and 1.

    Police said the circumstances surrounding Pachowicz’s disappearance are “suspicious.” The homicide unit of the St. Paul Police Department is now investigating Pachowicz’s disappearance.

    Pachowicz’s car was found Tuesday. Police said there was evidence of a struggle within her car.

    Investigators said they have also found Pachowicz’s cell phone, which they determined has not been used since she disappeared.
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    This just breaks my heart, this woman is the same age as me and we are both mothers. I can't imagine a mother leaving her 1 & 13 year old and never returning. I fear something bad has happened. I can't beleive there has not been more news about this here locally.
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    I noticed it says she's recently divorced. Wonder if the ex-hubby was been looked at?

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    I know I wish I could find his name or more details anything. But I can't find much. Her poor children must be so sad. I am not sure where else to look to find info.

    I am single like her and I have done the match.com thing (yeah, not anymore too scary to meet peopel you dont know)......it makes me wonder if she was meeitng someone "new" or someone she already knew?? If she already knew this person, has this person been located????

    I found this case because I was trying to find info on a 38 old man missing from Savage MN (20 miles from St. Paul)....I have not find any info on this case yet....ummm I wonder if they might be related?
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    This is interesting. Looks like in 1996, she was charged with distribution of meth, and that during a heated public argument apparently shot at her partner accusing him of stealing the drugs they were selling.

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bi...case&no=978090

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatherineQ
    This is interesting. Looks like in 1996, she was charged with distribution of meth, and that during a heated public argument apparently shot at her partner accusing him of stealing the drugs they were selling.

    http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bi...case&no=978090
    WOW Great sleuthing...how did you find that? The only thing I know how to do is "google". Let me know if you find anything else!
    Misty

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    Misty - I just googled it. ;D

    I really hope in this investigation they check into that Bonner character.

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    I all have searched all I know how to and I have found nothing. Not a website for her is set up no mention of her ex-husband name etc. I guess there is not much more we can do if we have no further information. Praying for her children I hope their mom returns home safe.
    Misty

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    Mistygirl,

    You asked me how one could help with this. Based upon what I am reading, it would seem that the most effective use of time for persons living in this area would be to place posters of Memory, especially near the area where the car was located.

    If someone lives in that area, and wants to do this, I would be more than happy to create a poster. If you live there, you could also contact LE and ask if they know of any ground searches and poster placement campaigns that you can assist with.

    With Hope,
    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    www.projectjason.org


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    Where were the children when she disappeared? Who were they with at the time? Does anyone know?

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    They were at their house, according to the article. The 13 year old girl was watching the 1 year old baby for the evening, and now they're with relatives.

    It's interesting that she took the puppy. Why would you take a puppy on a night out with friends? It's a puzzle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatherineQ
    They were at their house, according to the article. The 13 year old girl was watching the 1 year old baby for the evening, and now they're with relatives.

    It's interesting that she took the puppy. Why would you take a puppy on a night out with friends? It's a puzzle.
    Now that's just bizarre. I guess I was babysitting at that age, but why take the puppy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly
    Mistygirl,

    You asked me how one could help with this. Based upon what I am reading, it would seem that the most effective use of time for persons living in this area would be to place posters of Memory, especially near the area where the car was located.

    If someone lives in that area, and wants to do this, I would be more than happy to create a poster. If you live there, you could also contact LE and ask if they know of any ground searches and poster placement campaigns that you can assist with.

    With Hope,
    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    www.projectjason.org
    Thanks Kelly for the info. I will do some checking into the things you mentioned about tomorrow. If I need flyer I will let you know. Maybe they have one already and I just don't know it yet.
    Misty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeah,me
    Now that's just bizarre. I guess I was babysitting at that age, but why take the puppy??
    Yeah I am not surpised her 13 year old was baby-sitting...that is the same age as my daughter and she baby-sits alot for family and friends. But the dog is really strange. It sounds like she was at a friends apartment complex "hanging out" with friends & the puppy and then went to meet the mystery person. I wish we knew who this mystery person was...did she know the person? Was this the 1st time meeting this person??? Have they located this person?...so many questions...and no answers.

    Maybe the reason this is not getting much media play is this maybe drug related and they are trying not to "let-on" to their possible suspect and they are jsut watchign and waiting so to speak...meaning they don't need the publics help? St. Paul has a lot of gang/crime/drug activity.

    Hmmmmm...very much a puzzle and so close to home for me.
    Misty

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