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The Chilling True Story Behind This 'Unsolved Mysteries' Case

The Chilling True Story Behind This 'Unsolved Mysteries' Case

While all of the cases featured in Unsolved Mysteries leave countless questions unanswered, perhaps one of the most puzzling is the disappearance of Patrice Endres.

The hairdresser's 2004 disappearance was featured in the second instalment of the Netflix true crime series, entitled 13 Minutes.

The episode is named after the window of time that the mother-of-one from Cummings, Georgia, went missing mysteriously from her salon. It was just 13 minutes from the moment she was last seen to the moment she vanished without a trace.

Two independent witnesses reported seeing a car pulled up outside the salon's front door where they claimed to have seen Patrice speaking to someone outside.

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Patrice's son Pistol suspects her husband Rob in the case (Credit: Netflix)
Patrice's son Pistol suspects her husband Rob in the case (Credit: Netflix)

Patrice's lunch was left uneaten but there was so signs of struggle or foul play. The only unusual thing of note was cash missing from the register.

She was devoted to her only son Pistol, whom she was very close with. Speaking in the documentary, Pistol - now an adult - at first believed she may have abandoned him to start a new life elsewhere and clung on to hope he might hear from her one day.

However, devastatingly 600 days after she went missing, Patrice's remains were found in a remote woodland area.

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Patrice had a husband Rob, who did not get on well with her son Pistol, who was from a previous relationship. After Patrice disappeared, Rob admitted to locking him out of their family home ad Rob had to find somewhere else to live.

Pistol has not been unclear about his feeling towards Rob, too, telling filmmakers: "I think Rob had something to do with my mother's murder."

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It was also revealed by friends and family in the doc that Patrice had been looking to get a divorce - something her husband denies, long with having any involvement in her murder.

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Patrice and her son Pistol (Credit: Netflix)
Patrice and her son Pistol (Credit: Netflix)
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Regardless, viewers were pretty quick to suspect Rob as Patrice's killer, probably on account of him telling filmmakers he carried around her skull and saying stuff such as he cuddles he ashes like a "teddy bear". Dodgy AF.

"I have no comment for people that think that I killed Patrice because I don't talk to those people," said Rob in the doc. "Because I know I didn't, Patrice knows I didn't, and it's physically impossible time-wise for me to have been involved in it. Think what you like."

Rob claims to have receipt from the day that provide an alibi.

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Patrice disappeared in April 2004 (Credit: Netflix)
Patrice disappeared in April 2004 (Credit: Netflix)

Airing his views on the case, Unsolved Mysteries co-creator Terry Dunn Meurer told Entertainment Weekly: "Our goal is to present a balanced story, and I don't express opinions because I don't know.

"We respect Rob and appreciate that he was willing to tell his story. We respect the fact that the police department did thoroughly investigate him and they couldn't find any connection to Patrice's abduction and murder.

"I don't like to speculate because we are here only to present the facts as we hear them."

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He added: "[Rob] actually remarried now, to a lovely woman, which is one of the things we didn't talk about in the episode. We didn't include her in the episode because she wasn't around [during the time of the events] and didn't know Patrice."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.