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Case File: Paresh Patel - 4455DMTX

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Patel circa 2000

Paresh Patel

  • Case Classification: Endangered - Foul Play Possible
  • Missing Since: September 25, 2000
  • Location Last Seen: Austin, Travis County, Texas
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: February 29, 1964
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 36
  • Race: Asian Indian
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown or black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Paresell Patel, Musrie Win, Paresh Patee
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown.
  • Dentals: Not available.
  • Fingerprints: Not available.
  • DNA: Not available.
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Guess jacket, blue long sleeved shirt, black jeans and a baseball cap.
  • Jewelry: Unknown.
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown.
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Paresh Patel was a co-owner of three nightclubs in the Sixth Street and warehouse area of Austin. He was last seen by his business associate leaving one of the clubs during the late afternoon. He was carrying thousands of dollars in cash. He left his associate to attend a meeting at another club in the downtown area. He made a phone call to a relative stating that he was going to the other club but he never arrived. He was due to pick up his two children later that evening, but never showed.

    Patel's car, a white Lexus sport-utility vehicle, was observed parked along 4th Street and Lavaca on Monday evening. On Tuesday, September 26th, his vehicle was found abandoned in East Austin. Some agencies list his car as being located in 2001.

    In 2004, during a trial for members of the Texas Syndicate gang, former gang leader Randy Salazar claimed that Patel was killed by gang members and buried under the H-E-B store in Buda. Ground was broken for the H-E-B store on May 3, 2000. The store opened in December.

    Patel has not used his credit cards nor cell phone since his disappearance.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
  • Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074 or 800-346-3243
  • Agency Name: Austin Police Department (TX)
  • Agency Contact Person: Sgt Ron Lara
  • Agency Phone Number: 512-974-8572 or 5000 or 5172

  • Agency Case Number: TXDPS M0009008; LE 2000-2700732
  • NCIC Case Number: M291050626
  • NamUs Case Number: MP/UP #9074
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • NamUs
  • The Austin Chronicle News Archive
  • KXAN News Archive
  • Austin American Statesman News Archive

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    Last Updated: Added - 11/29/11 - By: DD / TX AD


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