NamUs-UP Case: 5821 and Patricia Marie Viola NCIC # M-341353827
NJF090830, Brick Township
September 4, 2009
Tests yield details about skeletal remains found in Brick
By MATT PAIS
Tests on the remains of a body found in a wooded area off Herbertsville Road earlier this week have provided some clues, but police are still attempting to identify the deceased.
The remains - which included a skull and torso - are likely those of a woman between the ages of 60 and 80 who died approximately one year ago, police said. Tests performed by Donna Fontana of the State Police's Forensic Sciences Unit revealed the woman was between 4-feet, 8-inches and 5-feet, 1-inch tall with brown hair and weighing between 90 and 130 pounds.
In addition to the decomposed remains, police recovered a green long-sleeve shirt, black pants, a black leather "Arlette" brand jacket, brown wool gloves and white-laced shoes with a heart impression on the heel.
The victim also had a key ring with a cartoon picture with the word "scrooge" printed on it, police said.
A cause of death has yet to be determined and additional examinations and a further review of missing persons reports are pending, police said.
Viola, Patricia 13 Feb 2001, Bogota, New Jersey
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 13, 2001 from Bogota, New Jersey
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: August 18, 1958
Age: 42 years old
Height and Weight: 5'2 - 5'4, 125 - 135 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Viola's maiden name is Marri. Her nickname is Pat. Her ears are pierced.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black or blue jeans, a gray or green long-sleeved sport shirt, a black cloth winter jacket, white tennis shoes, a fourteen-karat gold wedding band, and an engagement ring with a one-carat round diamond on her left ring finger. No earrings.
Medical Conditions: Viola suffers from epilepsy and is required to take 300 milligrams of Dilantin and 150 milligrams of Phenobarbital daily to control her condition. She did not have her medication with her when she vanished. Without it, she may be disoriented and/or suffer amnesia.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bogota Police Department
The age and the date are off, but the clothing is a very close match.
I have submitted to Donna Fontana, NJSP for possible match and follow-up.