Bradley Officials Still Search For Patricia Kelley - After 22 Years

Monday, October 31, 2005
Patricia Louise Kelley
Patricia Louise Kelley

A cold case file of Patricia Louise Kelley’s disappearance 22 years ago is being reopened by the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.

Ms. Kelley was 25 years old when last seen on August 19, 1983, at a residence on Wildwood Avenue in Cleveland.

An investigator who has been following the missing person case throughout his career is asking the public to help with new information about Ms. Kelley’s disappearance.
Barry Tharp, who is now Director of Forensics, said Ms. Kelley has relatives who live in Bradley County and Hamilton County including daughters Jessica and Kesia who grew up without their mother.

Leads developed during the lengthy investigation indicate Ms. Kelley could have traveled to High Springs, Fla., or Cross City, Fla., but nothing surfaced to indicate foul play in her disappearance, according to Inv. Tharp. He said relatives never filed a missing person report. Her ex-husband, who lived in Griffin, Ga., died several years ago.

The investigator said he hopes to find the woman safe and well and to bring closure for her family.

When Ms. Kelley disappeared she was five-feet-six-inches tall and weighed approximately 135 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information about Patricia Louise Kelley is asked to call the Bradley County Sheriff's Office Forensics Unit at 423-728-7300.



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