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To the Official Website of Patricia (Patty) Otto

​Patty Otto

24-year-old Patricia Otto was last seen at her home in Lewiston, Idaho on August 31, 1976. She disappeared following an argument with her husband, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
 

How to Help

You can help us by printing Patty's flyers and distributing them in your community, and on social media. You can also help by doing the following:



Why the Cherries? 
As told by Patty's daughter, Suzanne Timms
Growing up, my older sister, Natalie had a fascination with cherry print. She loved every cherry she could find! It was everywhere in her life. Her purse, kitchen curtains, cookie jar, and stationary. When she passed in an unfortunate accident in 2006, I discovered her bed sheets were even cherry print! When Mel and I were discussing the clothing found on the Jane Doe, the original detective remembers seeing small red hearts or flowers on the material found in the grave. Or was it cherries? Is that why the cherry pattern was so close to my sisters heart that she literally wrapped herself in cherry sheets every night? The cherry  has become our logo for the two victims whose lives were taken at such a young age (the mother and her unborn child). They represent love, as if those two little hearts are side by side forever. When we identify her, and we will, our team is planning on getting cherry tattoos to memorialize solving this case.

Patty Otto

On August 27, 1978, a pair of hunters found a skeleton in the woods near Elgin, OR. The doe was a female, aged approximately 17 - 25 years old, with sandy brown or blonde hair, height around 5’1” - 5’3”, around 115 - 125 lbs and possibly pregnant. If you have any information, please contact the Finley Creek Jane Doe Task Force at 541-805-6873.

Important Dates

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On August 31, 1976, Patricia "Patty" Otto disappeared from her residence in Lewiston, Idaho following an argument with her husband, Ralph Otto. At the time of her disappearance, Patty was 24-years-old, 5'3" tall, & 140 lbs. She has blonde hair, hazel eyes & a scar on her back. If you have any information, please call the Lewiston, ID Police Department at 208-746-0171.

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