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    SENATE LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER PATRICIA'S LAW MONDAY


    TRENTON - The Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee will meet on Monday at 1 p.m. in Committee Room 4 of the State House Annex to consider a list of bills including Patricia's Law, a measure aimed at helping law enforcement personnel locate and safely return missing persons to their families.

    The bill is named for Patricia Viola, a woman who disappeared from the kitchen of her Bogota home in 2001. Patricia's husband Jim Viola is scheduled to testify before the Committee during Mondays meeting.

    Senator Weinberg's bill, S-2255, is designed to help law enforcement locate missing persons, to enhance the current system of notifying families of missing persons, and to work to improve the process for identifying human remains.

    The proposed legislation reflects model missing persons legislation proposed by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a federally funded resource center created to support research, legislation and program development for criminal justice.

    Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, D-Englewood and Teaneck have sponsored identical legislation in the Assembly.

    The legislators held a news conference with Patricia's husband Jim on October 19th at the Violas home.


    Our thoughts and special prayers are with Jim as he goes before the committee.

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    Congratulations to Jim Viola for his progress with Patricia's Law in NJ:

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    WEINBERG'S "PATRICIA'S LAW' CLEARS SENATE LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    TRENTON--- A measure sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg known as "Patricia's Law", which would work to help law enforcement personnel locate and safely return missing persons to their families was unanimously approved today by the Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    The legislation is named for Patricia Viola, a Bogota woman who disappeared from her kitchen in 2001. The case is considered high risk because Patricia takes medication to control her epilepsy. Patricia's husband, Jim Viola, was present at today's meeting, and he testified before the committee.

    "I am in favor of "Patricia's Law" which is named after my wife, because I am hoping it will enhance missing persons reporting. I hope that the legislation would work to improve communication within families, to improve death scene investigations and, most importantly, to give priority to missing people who are high risk," said Jim Viola.

    "This legislation is about providing hope when a family member goes missing," said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. "Hope is what helps keep families like the Violas going. Mr. Viola has been a tireless advocate for this legislation because he knows firsthand how it feels to lose a loved one; to not know whether or not they're even ok. I believe that we owe it to families like the Violas to do everything we can to help them safely locate their missing family members in a timely, organized manner."

    Senator Weinberg's bill, S-2255, would outline the best practices and protocols law enforcement should follow when handling missing person cases, identifying human remains and in providing timely information to the families on the status of investigations. The bill would also recognize some of the new technologies such as DNA testing which can help find or identify missing persons.

    In high risk cases, law enforcement would be required to enter a missing persons report in to the National Crime Information Center database within two hours of the initial filing. All other missing persons cases would be investigated within 24 hours of their initial filing.

    The proposed legislation reflects model missing persons legislation proposed by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a federally funded resource center created to support research, legislation and program development for criminal justice.

    Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, D-Englewood and Teaneck have sponsored identical legislation in the Assembly.

    This bill now heads to the full Senate for approval.

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    Congratulations to Jim Viola for his progress with Patricia's Law in NJ:

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    WEINBERG'S "PATRICIA'S LAW' CLEARS SENATE LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY AND VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

    TRENTON--- A measure sponsored by Senator Loretta Weinberg known as "Patricia's Law", which would work to help law enforcement personnel locate and safely return missing persons to their families was unanimously approved today by the Senate Law & Public Safety and Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    The legislation is named for Patricia Viola, a Bogota woman who disappeared from her kitchen in 2001. The case is considered high risk because Patricia takes medication to control her epilepsy. Patricia's husband, Jim Viola, was present at today's meeting, and he testified before the committee.

    "I am in favor of "Patricia's Law" which is named after my wife, because I am hoping it will enhance missing persons reporting. I hope that the legislation would work to improve communication within families, to improve death scene investigations and, most importantly, to give priority to missing people who are high risk," said Jim Viola.

    "This legislation is about providing hope when a family member goes missing," said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. "Hope is what helps keep families like the Violas going. Mr. Viola has been a tireless advocate for this legislation because he knows firsthand how it feels to lose a loved one; to not know whether or not they're even ok. I believe that we owe it to families like the Violas to do everything we can to help them safely locate their missing family members in a timely, organized manner."

    Senator Weinberg's bill, S-2255, would outline the best practices and protocols law enforcement should follow when handling missing person cases, identifying human remains and in providing timely information to the families on the status of investigations. The bill would also recognize some of the new technologies such as DNA testing which can help find or identify missing persons.

    In high risk cases, law enforcement would be required to enter a missing persons report in to the National Crime Information Center database within two hours of the initial filing. All other missing persons cases would be investigated within 24 hours of their initial filing.

    The proposed legislation reflects model missing persons legislation proposed by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, a federally funded resource center created to support research, legislation and program development for criminal justice.

    Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson, D-Englewood and Teaneck have sponsored identical legislation in the Assembly.

    This bill now heads to the full Senate for approval.

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    From our friend, Jim Viola:

    "Everyone,

    I finally received a copy of the NY1 "The Week In Review" interview on Time Warner Channel 10, I had on Feb 9 and aired 6 times over the weekend of Feb 10-11, 2007.

    Click the lick below (or paste it into your browser) to watch the interview, if you missed it.

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.home...0_-11_2007.wmv

    Warmly,
    Jim"

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    Bumping for Patricia and all the good work that Jim and his family do. Bless you all!

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    "Patricia's Law" Update in New Jersey - July 20, 2007

    Everyone,
    Please read below article. The article appeared in several local papers, including Bogota, Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, Little Ferry and Hackensack. As pointed out in the article, we need NJ residents to write letters (sample letter available on Pat's website) to their State Assemblymen and Assemblywoman to request their support for "Patricia's Law" - Assembly Bill A3643, when it comes up for vote at the end of this year. "Patricia's Law" promises to revamp the way Missing Persons cases are handled in NJ. Presently, with the exception of an obsolete Missing Persons Policy under the NJ State Police, there are no laws or statures governing the handling of Missing Persons in NJ. The Missing Persons Policy under the NJ State Police was last updated in the 80's.

    If we do not pass A3643 before 12/31/07, the current state legislative session will end and we will have to start over. New Jersey cannot allow this to happen.

    For more information on "Patricia's Law" see:
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/Patricias_Law.html

    Click here for the latest version of "Patricia's Law" - A3643 (Model Missing Persons Legislation):
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/3643_U2.pdf

    Click here to find the NJ district you reside in:
    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp

    Click here to find your legislator (remember Assembly only, we already passed the Senate):
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    BOGOTA BULLETIN
    Friday, July 20, 2007

    Hope is the best of things
    "Patricia's Law" to go before State Assembly
    BY ROBIN DECICCO
    Staff Writer

    Six and a half years since his wife’s disappearance; Bogota resident Jim Viola continues to channel both his hopes and frustrations into “Patricia’s Law," a legislation focused on improving the way New Jersey agencies handle missing persons cases. Already passed in the Senate, the proposal will be on the Assembly’s plate in the fall.
    The law is named after Patricia Viola, who vanished from a Bogota neighborhood Feb. 13, 2001. She was a 42-year-old mother and homemaker when she was reported missing without a trace.
    According to the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, since 2000, New Jersey has approximately 1,700 active unsolved missing persons cases; Patricia’s case is one of them. Viola explained that throughout the past several years, he has heard “horror stories” from several families that are also searching for missing people, saying that many police agencies are not helpful in this situation.
    Fortunately for Viola, the Bogota Police Department, under the direction of Chief Frank Gurnari and Det. James Sepp, has been very responsive to the case. Viola refers to the relationship he has with the police department as “a good one," and one in which they “work together” to try and solve the case.
    "After Pat disappeared, I started to talk to people who are going through the same thing and families have told me that police sometimes don’t even take reports of a missing person, nor do they follow through with the investigation;" Viola said.
    The more Viola heard those stories, the more he knew that he needed to address the holes that existed in the legal and federal systems. In 2006, .Viola contacted State Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) and requested support on what was then called the “Model Missing Persons' Legislation." He emphasized to Weinberg that the law strives to give hope to families of missing persons and keeps them actively engaged in the search and rescue efforts.
    After hard work, on June 21, 2007, “Patricia’s Law” was unanimously passed, 37-0, in the New Jersey Senate. The Assembly Appropriations Committee will review the legislation in November.
    Viola is urging residents to help him and the thousands other families who are searching for their missing loved ones to pass "Patricia’s Law." He created a Web site, http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com, that contains extensive background information on his wife, and he tells visitors how they can help pass the law.

    Patricia’s Law
    Residents can write letters to their district assembly representative and voice their support when. “Patricia’s Law” comes to vote later this year. Under this legislation, law enforcement agencies shall accept without delay any report of a missing person and cannot refuse to accept such reports for any reason.
    One of the more important elements to this legislative is that medical examiners and coroners will be required to work with the state police to promptly identify recovered bodies and body parts.
    In addition, if a person is missing for more than 30 days, “Patricia’s Law” requires that a DNA reference sample is secured from the family and forwarded to the appropriate agency for analysis and entry into the Combined DNA Index System for Missing Persons. Once the DNA profile is available, the missing persons record in the National Crime Information System will be updated to reflect that DNA is available.
    Though the legislation is on the verge of passing, Viola said he is no closer to where he was six and a half years ago to finding his wife.
    “So many possibilities exist to explain what might have happened to her, and we have no evidence to prove anything;" Viola said.
    According to Viola, Patricia has epilepsy, a seizure disorder, which caused her to take two types of medication daily, including Dilantin and Phenobarbital. VioIa and the Bogota Police Department believe that Patricia had not taken her medication since she disappeared -- her prescription has not been used in any participating pharmacy in the country
    One of Viola’s theories explaining Patricia’s disappearance is that she may have had a seizure leaving her disoriented and with amnesia.
    "She could be in a hospital or a ward and have no idea who she is. She could be a Jane Doe:" Viola said.
    Viola and his children, Christine, 19, and Michael, 16, have sent flyers to numerous hospitals, shelters, and crisis centers. A letter was even written to Patricia and inserted into an envelope with her name, photo and description on it. These were brought to shelters in the area with instructions to deliver it to Patricia or a person matching her description, but no responses were ever received.
    When Patricia disappeared, she was on foot and did not have access to a car. She was last seen at the Bixby School library, volunteering at her son Michael’s school.
    The last person who saw her was the Palisade Avenue crossing guard. Days after Patricia’s disappearance, drivers and pedestrians were stopped on local streets and asked for any information, but no one had any leads.
    Viola has pasted flyers with his wife’s picture and information throughout New Jersey, as well as in states across the country. He is offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to Patricia’s safe return home.
    Pictures of Patricia are glued to the front of Viola’s home and flyers
    pressed up against the windows of a his car. Everywhere he goes, he passes out buttons that read, “Where is Patricia Viola?”
    "I am trying to do everything that I can, but it is frustrating that we still have no clues, no answers," Viola said.
    Similarly, Sepp said that there are so many possibilities of where Patricia might be, but there are no ways of validating any one possibility.
    “This case will be opened until it is solved,” Sepp said. “If it still isn’t solved by the time I retire, I will see to it that the person who replaces me puts time and energy into the case."
    At the same time that Viola thinks his wife could be in a hospital or shelter, he also acknowledges that the worst could have occurred.
    “She could have been grabbed or put into an unknown vehicle,” Viola said.

    Puttinq the word out
    Today, Viola continues to spread the message that missing persons is a national problem. According to the National Institute of Justice, on any given day there are 100,000 active missing persons cases in the United States. Viola believes the number indicates that a lot of people are getting away with murder, since the majority of missing persons equates to the fact that they were killed.
    “This number should alarm all of us. I don’t know why more people aren’t concerned about how many go missing every single day and how many murderers there are walking around;" Viola said.
    As far as thinking about seeing his wife again, Viola said that he thinks it is a possibility that she will be found.
    "We’re praying for a miracle."

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    Just curious, are there any leads whatsoever, anything? I dont necessarily believe in physic's but sometimes there are some that seem to be on the money so to speak... I don't know how some of you keep going, these stories are so incredibly sad and unimaginable. May God Bless you and your family and may you receive answers as to the where abouts of your loved one.
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    Thanks for the interest but there are no lead/tips at this time.

    Jim

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    One of our heroes needs our prayers. He's Jim Viola, husband of missing Patricia Viola. She's been missing since February of 2001 from Bogota, NJ.



    Since her disappearance, Jim has rallied to the aid of other families of the missing, using his skills and talents with the computer and internet to make them audio/video presentations, offering them advice and support and much more.

    With the exception of another family who testified at the senate hearing, Jim has single-handedly run the Campaign for the Missing in the state of NJ. If successful at passing this bill, thousands of present and future missing persons cases have a better chance of being resolved.

    Jim (and the NJ lawmakers) need your prayers. This bill, named Patricia's Law after Jim's beloved wife, is currently in committee. The committee needs to place the bill on the senate agenda by 11/19 to then be voted on by 12/13.

    If unsuccessful, Jim will need to begin anew with his effort in 2008. If successful, NJ will join CT, IN and OR as other states passed through Project Jason's Campaign for the Missing this year.

    The people of NJ (and all states without it) need this bill passed. Jim has made such a tremendous effort in educating the NJ senate and the citizens of NJ about what's missing with procedures to help find our loved ones.

    I ask that for those of you who pray, to join me in hope and prayer that Patricia's Law will be passed in 2007.

    Let Jim know you are grateful for his efforts and support him by signing his guestbook.

    Thanks, Jim, for being one of our heroes!

    Kelly, Project Jason


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    Congrats to Jim Viola for his accomplishments on Project Jason's Campaign for the Missing in NJ!

    http://www.politickernj.com/assembly...ns-cases-15131

    By John Duthie - January 7, 2008 - 2:39pm

    ASSEMBLY PASSES MEASURE TO ENSURE EFFICIENT HANDLING OF MISSING PERSONS CASES
    'Patricia's Law' Could Be National Model for Law Enforcement

    (TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Gordon Johnson, Joan Voss, and Linda Greenstein sponsored to enhance the ability of law enforcement officials to efficiently locate missing persons and reunite them with their families passed today in the General Assembly.

    "When a loved one goes missing, families need to know that law enforcement is following a comprehensive playbook that will leave no stone unturned," said Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen). "New Jersey should be a national leader in setting the standards that other law enforcement agencies across the country can follow."

    The measure (S-2255/A-3643) - dubbed "Patricia's Law" - is named for Patricia Viola, a Bogota wife and mother who went missing from her home in February 2001. Her disappearance was considered especially troubling as she suffered from epilepsy, which requires medication to control. There is no evidence that she either took medications with her the day she disappeared or had access to her medicines.

    The bill is based on model missing-persons legislation crafted by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. It would direct the Superintendent of State Police to develop a statewide best-practice and training protocol for addressing missing persons cases. The State Police also would train local law enforcement on the proper handling of missing persons cases.

    "When a missing persons report is filed, every second becomes precious time," said Johnson (D-Bergen). "Regardless of where a case originates, every law enforcement agency should be working in lock-step to reunite a family with a loved one who has disappeared."

    The bill would define a high-risk missing person as an individual whose disappearance suggests he or she may be at risk of injury or death. Such circumstances would include abduction, direct knowledge that the person is in need of medical attention, or a person missing for more than 30 days. Under this classification, Patricia Viola's medical history would have prioritized her as a "high risk" missing persons case.

    "When a missing person is deemed to be in a decidedly precarious situation, the law enforcement community needs the ability to intensify its search," said Voss (D-Bergen). "When time is literally of the essence, officials should not have to wait for a bureaucratic green light to mobilize every resource at their disposal."

    When a law enforcement agency determines that a missing person is high-risk, it would notify the State Police Missing Persons Unit, which would then alert all police agencies across New Jersey and in the surrounding states. In the case of a missing child, photographic information would be distributed nationally via the Missing Child Alert System.

    A high-risk missing person case would be required to be entered in the National Crime Information Center within two hours of the reported disappearance; all other missing persons cases would be entered within 24 hours of the initial report.

    The measure also would mandate the state Attorney General's office to train local law enforcement agencies on proper procedures for handling death-scene investigations. The bill would impose specific testing requirements upon medical examiners, including the use of photographs, fingerprints, dental records, and DNA testing for unidentified remains; a prohibition against cremating unidentified remains; and the retaining of tissue samples or other forensic evidence that could facilitate a future identification after the body has been buried.

    "Helping the families of missing persons to become reunited with a loved one, or to at least reach closure, will require a comprehensive approach that links together all levels of law enforcement and makes use of cutting-edge forensic science," said Greenstein.
    "Nothing should ever be left to chance."

    According to the State Police, there are between 15,000 and 18,000 missing persons cases reported each year.

    This bill passed 80-0. It now heads to the Governor, who may sign it, veto it or modify it in the form of a conditional veto.

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    Thinking of Patricia and her loving family today.
    Jim,thank you for all the good work you do.

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    7-Year Search For Bogata Woman Yields A Law

    Police must accept — without delay — any report of a missing person and immediately jot down identifying information about the individual, under a measure signed Wednesday by Governor Corzine at Bogota Borough Hall.

    "Patricia's Law," named for a woman who remains missing after leaving her Bogota home in 2001, ensures that police cannot refuse to accept such reports and must notify the missing person's family of support services.

    Another initiative announced Wednesday will have police and medical examiner's offices comparing DNA samples of the state's roughly 1,500 missing persons with those of 272 unidentified bodies, authorities said.

    The initiatives come seven years after 42-year-old Patricia M. Viola was reported missing after leaving her Chestnut Avenue home.

    Her husband, Jim, has continued his tireless search for her and in recent years pushed for legislation to require police to act immediately on all missing person's cases.

    http://www.northjersey.com/news/njpo...lds_a_law.html

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    From our friends at the Center for Human Identification: (DNA lab)

    http://www.hsc.unt.edu/news/Connecti...opStory02.html

    New Jersey signs law requiring use of Health Science Center DNA Lab services

    A new law in the State of New Jersey aims to identify missing persons through a partnership between New Jersey law enforcement agencies and the UNT Center for Human Identification here on the UNTHSC campus. Patricia’s Law, which passed in January, requires New Jersey law enforcement agencies to submit reference DNA samples from family members of people missing more than 30 days to the UNT Center for Human Identification’s DNA lab for analysis and uploading into CODIS. Patricia’s Law is the first of its kind in the country to offer a comprehensive plan for collecting DNA evidence.

    The law was signed by New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine at a press conference on Wednesday. Also in attendance were several New Jersey lawmakers, law enforcement representatives and the family of Patricia Viola, for whom the law is named.

    Viola was a 42-year-old New Jersey wife and mother who disappeared Feb. 13, 2001. She left her home between 1 and 2:30 pm without identification, keys, credit cards, or her medication. No one knows what happened to her, and she has not yet been found.

    Patricia’s Law was born from model legislation designed in 2005 at the first National Strategy Meeting on Identifying the Missing, which brought together federal, state and local law enforcement, medical examiners and coroners, victim's advocates, forensic scientists, key policymakers, and families who have lived through this tragic experience.

    ProjectJason.org, a not-for-profit missing persons organization, then called for volunteers in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to retain a sponsor to support the model missing persons' legislation at the state level. Patricia’s husband, Jim, took on New Jersey, and State Sen. Loretta Weinberg immediately embraced the new proposed legislation, making New Jersey the first state to obtain sponsorship.

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    AMW-will feature this case

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: "Kelly Jolkowski" <kelly_projectjason@cox.net>
    To: "Kelly Jolkowski" <kelly_projectjason@cox.net>
    Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 10:36:15 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
    Subject: America's Most Wanted Makes an Announcement

    Hello everyone,

    I have good news for you in the form of a new awareness venture for your missing loved one with the America's Most Wanted (AMW) TV show.

    The Missing Persons Producer asked me to make sure you knew about this, and to encourage you to tune into the show to see the announcement. This is something that I know many of you have wanted and asked for and now it's here.

    We all know how visuals are critical in the search for missing persons. We've always believed in more than visuals, and that is in the sharing of your story. What better way than to get the face of your missing loved one in the public's eye, tell your story in your words, and add the personal element to help others understand and want to help.

    The producer tells about My Story in her own words:
    "The launch of the “My Story” segment of America’s Most Wanted will take place this Saturday night. My Story will allow the loved ones of missing persons to submit video to America’s Most Wanted about their case, told in their own words. As the show is configured it will air 46 minutes into the show. For people that miss it, the show is always available at www.amw.com after the show airs. On Saturday night people will be able to go on www.amw.com to see, download and print the instructions and guidelines for submitting video to us.
    We only have 46 minutes of airtime each week. The missing cases will be competing with other cases for airtime. Our website has the capacity to hold these videos as well so that in addition to a larger presence of missing case information being on the web, we will be putting the videos up once edited."
    She would like to know what you think about this and your comments after seeing the show. If you email me with those, I will compile them and send them to her. Be sure to indicate if you wish to remain anonymous, or sign your name to your comments.

    In addition to this exciting announcement, I have been told that two families will have their missing loved one featured on the show.

    Patricia Viola: http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=314.0
    and
    Joe Pichler: http://projectjason.org/forums/index.php?topic=634.0

    Check your local listings for station and time, as this may vary.

    Remember, there is always hope.........

    Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
    President and Founder,
    Project Jason
    www.projectjason.org
    Help us find the missing: Become an AAN Member
    http://www.projectjason.org/awareness.html
    All missing persons are loved by someone, and their families deserve to find the answers they seek in regards to the disappearance.

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    Bumping this thread-we have a sleuther who brought it to my attention...maybe there is something new going on? I wonder if anyone has checked facebook and myspace to see it there is anything out there???
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    This is an interesting UID-
    https://identifyus.org/cases/full_report/1457

    Healed fracture to the face and distinctive dentals...

    I was looking on Google map regarding the area Patricia went missing. The Rite Aid is uncomfortably close to the Passaic River which can be deep, fast moving and dumps out into the harbor, so I was looking for UID's that might have been pulled from the river or the harbor in the event that she lost her bearings, hit the water and was washed south....

    Patricia is in NCIC-I wonder if she has dental films and DNA???
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    Oh Jeepers....now I am obsessed, lol

    sorry for the back to back posts- BUT
    The flyer from the homestead website indicated a few things:
    • Pat had an accident when she was 12 that left her with the epilepsy. I wonder what kind of accident it was??
    • Pat was being medicated with 400mg Dilantin and 150 mg Pheno daily. Take a look at this link:
    http://www.globalrph.com/anticonvulsants.htm

    That is a mighty big dose of Dilantin and she was maxxed out on the Phenobarbital as well. I wonder if the change in her meds had happened recently. Because, she allegedly spoke with her mother and then left the house possibly to walk to Rite Aid and look at a toy. She did not bring her purse, keys or phone with her on her journey so she had no intention of buying the item. It says on the homestead site that she did not like to walk alone and did not walk for excersise....so what was she doing? I wonder if the episodes of forgetfulness were really an indicator of a big seizure coming....like perhaps she was having mini seizures or was somewhat toxic from her meds.....those dosages have a myriad of side effects and have to be closely monitored because of hyperglycemia and liver issues.
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    Thanks! I had moved to the area a few years before this happened and I've often wondered what ever happened to this woman. It is so strange.

    Was there a thread here from her husband and it is gone? or is it somewhere that I could go back and read about it. I came to websleuths when Caylee Anthony went missing and I've been fascinated with the work the people do here on websleuths. It amazes me with everything you all come up with.
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    Believe, thank you for bumping this up. I have always wondered what happened to Patricia. Both her and Audrey Herron just seemed to disappear into thin air. I guess I always wondered if Patricia wandered off and is a homeless shelter somewhere or something similar...I wish her family could finally have some peace and know what happened to her. I also wonder if maybe someone got into her house when the alarm went off and it was not secure---maybe the police were not thorough in their search?
    I am looking for a few good sleuthers to help Missie find her sister--please, please, please bring your fresh ideas!!

    Deanna Merryfield:
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58438

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    A decade later, family holds out hope for missing Bogota mom

    http://www.northjersey.com/news/1012..._out_hope.html

    Sunday, August 22, 2010
    Last updated: Sunday August 22, 2010, 11:33 AM
    BY RICHARD COWEN
    The Record
    STAFF WRITER

    Nearly 10 years have passed since Patricia Viola vanished from her home on Chestnut Street in Bogota. These days, her husband Jim and their children, Christine and Michael do what they can to keep hope from disappearing altogether.

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    bumping...

    missing 10 years now.

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    Absolutely astonishing that it has been that long. What in the world could have happened? From what I gather she definitely didn't run off anywhere. That alarm has always caught me off guard. But then again so has the library situation, they say she was a little more quiet than normal. Was she depressed? Man oh man this is an baffling one.

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    It look likes the new season of "Disappeared" on ID channel will begin October 24th, with Pat's story.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Patricia Viola will be on Disappeared Oct 24, 2011 - 10PM

    Everyone:
    As most of you know, my wife, Patricia Viola, has been missing from our Bogota, NJ home for over 10 1/2 years since Feb. 13, 2001. Over the last few months we have been working with the Producers of “Disappeared” on an episode for Patricia. This one hour, Nationally shown show on Patricia on the Investigation Discovery (ID) Channel will be by far the best opportunity to generate tips and determine what happened that day.

    Patricia’s episode “Missing Valentine”, will be the “Disappeared” Season 4 Premier Show and we are very excited about it since the promos for the 4th season will probably use clips from Pat’s episode.

    Patricia’s episode will air on: Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
    at 10 PM EST.Use the link below to find out what Channel Investigation Discovery is on your television service:

    http://investigation.discovery.com/channel-finder/

    Examples:
    FIOS viewers should tune in to Channel 123 for Investigation Discovery.
    Cablevision viewers in all regions is Channel 171 for Investigation Discovery.

    Link for information on the show:
    http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/disappeared/

    Sneak Peek of the show:
    http://investigation.discovery.com/videos/disappeared-patricia-viola.html

    Link to the Event for Facebook Users:
    https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113159782126428

    Please pass this information to everyone you know to help us get the word out.
    We are still looking for answers and no tip is too small. We feel the answer is there, but we are not seeing it. We need someone to come forward with that last piece of this mysterious puzzle. Please report any tips to the Bogota Police at 201-487-2400, sign the guestbook with information, contact the Viola family at jim.viola@verizon.net or contact their Private Investigator, Gary Micco, at 908-303-1710.

    Special Thanks go out to my Private Investigator, Gary Micco, 908-303-1710, of Gary Micco Private Investigations, who through his knowledge of Patricia’s case and his investigative skills and savvy, was very instrumental to ensuring that Patricia’s “Disappeared” episode materialized. I sincerely would recommend Gary to anyone with a missing loved one.

    To assist in locating Patricia please review the links below:

    For more information about Pat’s disappearance, please review her families web site:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com

    For a link to Pat’s family videos see below:
    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/Video_Collection.html

    To view Pat’s information on National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS)
    see the link below:

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/45

    For a link to the Missing Flyer to post in a responsible way see below:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/MISSING_PAT_10K_REWARD_Rev_n.pdf

    For a link to Mailing Label to print out and adhere to your outgoing mail see below:

    http://www.patriciaviolamissing.homestead.com/patviolalabels_using_Avery_5160.doc
    To submit an anonymous tip, text your tip to 274637 or CRIMES and include the word BergenTip or go to http://www.bergentip.com, select Bureau of Criminal Investigation, then Select "Submit an Anonymous Tip"

    Thank you for the support.
    With Hope,
    Jim Viola
    Still Missing my wife, Patricia Viola
    “Ten years is a terribly long time to not know what happened to your loved one”
    “The smallest clue could break open the case; so please make the call”
    “What may seem incidental to you may open the eyes of investigators”
    “The not knowing is worse than knowing”
    “Help to heal our family”
    “Our grandchildren want to see their grandmother”
    Bogota, New Jersey – Bergen County – 2/13/01
    Bogota Police – 201-487-2400

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