Unsolved Crimes: Patsy Calloway missing

March 3, 1993

Ohio County, KY

An Ohio County Kentucky woman notified her boss she had to suddenly leave work early and she was never seen again.

Family members of Patsy Calloway describe her as an easy going and fun person with a loud happy laugh and an obsession with Elvis. A woman who got along with everyone.

So when she disappeared they were left in a state of shock.

The case of Patsy Calloway is like a made for TV movie.

There are plenty of pieces to the puzzle, but two main questions remain: where is she, and what happened?

The mystery began March 3rd, 1993.

Patsy Calloway was working as a nursing assistant at a Hartford nursing home when her brother-in-law paid her a visit.

"It was reported that she was told that her estranged husband had filed for another marriage license in another county," said Bryan Whitaker of the Kentucky State Police.

Calloway went to her boss clearly upset and said she had to leave because of a family emergency.

"They also reported seeing her get into her brother in law's vehicle, they reported seeing the brother-in-law get into his vehicle, but nobody, no one saw him leave, or her leave, or them leave together," Whitaker said.

Patsy's car was found later that afternoon in the side lot of the Hartford Community Center, but there were also numerous sightings of a woman in a nursing uniform walking on the other side of town on Highway 231 at the Hartford/Beaver Dam line.

"It was found parked about a mile the other direction, so how did her car get from point A to point B and why would she walk?" Whitaker asked. "This is kind of between both points so why would she drive her car over there and then walk in the opposite direction."

Detectives don't question that a woman was walking, but they do question whether it was Patsy Calloway.

"I think we have enough information to say that it was not her, that there might have been another motive for a female to be walking north or south that day, dressed like Patsy," said Whitaker

And they also don't believe suicide is likely.

"You know suicides aren't uncommon around here, but I can't recall any suicide where we haven't found the body. It's kind of hard to hide yourself once you've done that," Whitaker said.

Patsy's sisters say she would never kill herself.

"Because I don't think there is anyway whatsoever that she would ever walk away from her children or her family and not let us know where she is at," said Sandra Adams, one of Patsy's sisters.

They say nearly 15 years later, it's not any easier.

"Very emotional.....cause I love her so much, and I never got to say goodbye in the proper way that I should be able to and I just miss knowing that she's not there," Theresa Kasinger said of her sister.

And both family and detectives feel certain someone in Ohio County holds the answers they so desperately need.

"God's timing is not ours. I have learned that through the years and I pray that he will let us find peace with this one day," Kasinger said.

Detective Whitaker says he is hopeful someone will finally come forward with the information they need.

He asks those who saw Patsy Calloway that final day or a woman resembling her walking to call him even if you initially called when she disappeared.

The number is 270-826-3312.