TN PATTERSON, Kenneth - Namus 18950


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Aug 19, 2008
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Age in 1992, 34-35

Namus 18950

Case Information
Status Missing
First name Kenneth
Middle name Brent
Last name Patterson

Date last seen July 16, 1986 11:00
Date entered 01/15/2013
Age last seen 28 to 28 years old
Churchill, Hawkins Co, TN

Age now 56 years old
Race White
Ethnicity Other
Sex Male
Height (inches) 69.0 to 72.0
Weight (pounds) 155.0 to 160.0

Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
DNA Status: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

Det. Keith Long
Hawkins County SO

no photo.


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Sep 12, 2011
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More info on the circumstances of his disappearance at the Charley Project, foul play is suspected. His car was located near his home.


Link to an old article about the investigation. sm...ew 1989/Rogersville TN Review 1989 - 0071.pdf

Tracking dogs followed his scent from his wrecked car to the river. The river was dragged, but he was not found.,845619&hl=en


Verified Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Jun 9, 2013
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On the lower end, this guy seems on the short side, but his mom could be a little off on the height if she was the one who provided it to LE, since he'd be her "little one".

LE can do a quick yeah or nay on this one using the DNA. This may be more practical than getting more info on him. Evidently, there's enough gossip in town that many stories can be had, not all of them terribly helpful to our UID ID.

And then on Google search, there are a lot of Kenneth or Brent Pattersons, which makes research like a needle in a haystack. Interestingly, there's a red hair theme going in the Kenneths and Brents, but not even close to this MP, who has an extraordinary mop!

I would suggest we keep this one on our list of "maybes".


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Jul 7, 2018
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Kenneth “Brent” Patterson, 28, of the Goshen Valley community, has been missing since July 16, 1986.

That morning the HCSO responded to a wreck on Goshen Valley Road just south of the Holston River bridge. A vehicle registered to Patterson, was found abandoned in a field after apparently running off the roadway, hitting a ditch, rolling over and coming to rest on its wheels.

The vehicle had also been driven in the field after the accident in an apparent attempt to leave the scene, but got stuck on a fence. No blood was found in the vehicle, and Patterson has not been seen or heard from since.

Several potential suspects were questioned. Some were cleared, one died, and one is serving a lengthy federal prison sentence on drug and weapons convictions.