Unsolved Mysteries (2020-…): Season 1, Episode 2 - 13 Minutes - full transcript

A beauty salon owner and mother disappears without a trace and is later found deceased deep in the woods of Georgia. Many persons of interest come to light but no one is able to specifically say what happened or who took Patrice Endres' life.

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[clock ticking]

[man] She
had never said anything about leaving.

It just... didn't
make sense.

There wasn't a struggle.

Nothing was moved
inside the salon.

It's like she just
walked out the front door,

kept walking.

[theme music plays]

[bell tolling in distance]

[dog barking]

[Pistol] I was in tenth grade,
when, uh, all of this transpired.



The last morning with my mother,
we got up, and, uh...

the way she would wake me up is,

she would turn on the treadmill
and start running.

And I would hear it. It'd...
[mimics impacts]

You know, feet
hitting the treadmill.

We argued a little
bit that morning.

I was in a hurry
to, uh, get to school

because I, uh...

I was dating a girl
at school and, uh...

if I could get there a little early,
I'd get to talk to her

before we got to,
you know, go to class.

She dropped me off at school.

Told me she loved me and that, uh,
she'd see me in the afternoon.

I told her, "Okay,
I love you too."



And, um...

that was it,
that's the last time I talked to her.

[school bell rings]

[Pistol] Later on,

I was sitting in a,
um, biology class,

and a school resource
officer came in.

And he said,
"Look, come with me."

And, uh, he took
me to the office.

And he asked me
if I'd spoken to my mother.

I said, "No."

Asked me if, uh, I had any way
to get in touch with her.

[line rings]

Any time I called,
if she didn't answer right away,

- she would immediately call me back.
- [line continues ringing]

I called three times
and got no answer.

[line continues
ringing, distorting]

My mother was extremely involved

in every facet of my life.

Was at every meet, every game.

I've never met anybody that...

always wanted the other person around
them to be happy.

Always.

I remember from a young age,
my mother had a passion to cut hair,

to make people look beautiful.

She loved it.

When I was 15, what'd
drive me crazy is,

"Do your hair this
way." Or, you know,

"I'm gonna try something new
on your hair this week."

So... about every other week,
I would have a different color hair,

or a different haircut,

or a Mohawk, or you know,

just something crazy.

She worked really, really hard
in other people's salons

when I was younger,

and finally got to the point
to where she could do it herself.

Throughout the years,

she'd built a business
that had people coming back constantly.

Patrice was always so much fun.

She just was always smiling,

always positive.

She made you feel special.

That shop was
definitely her dream.

She was really proud of that place.
She really was.

And her husband, Rob, was the one
that helped her get that started.

[squeaking]

[man] Patrice was 30 years old
when I first met her.

I was 50, 20 years her senior.

[metal rattling]

I was the luckiest
man on this planet.

She was renting a chair
at a two-station beauty salon.

And I was driving by
and needed a haircut,

and stopped in.

And...

that's the
beginning of the story.

[voice trembles]
I said, "She's gonna be my wife."

[chuckles]

Seven years with Patrice,

they were the
best years of my life.

I just remember the highlights,
and the beauty,

and the warmth, and the love.

The community loved Patrice.

Some of the people,

after their color, or cut,
or whatever they had... had done,

would just stay there for hours
and just chat with her.

She'd just come up to you,

and throw her arms around you,
and be, you know...

I mean, she was just always like that.
She just loved everybody,

you know, and
everybody loved her.

I met Patrice many,
many years ago

as a walk-in to her shop.

And we hit it off, and...

over the years,
we just became very close friends.

Her shop was so
close to my home,

it was basically
like our little hangout.

I always went by
there every afternoon.

It was on my way home from work.

And I was there
the night before she went missing.

As I was leaving that evening,

she said, "Woman... "

She always called
me woman. [laughs]

"Woman, are you
coming back tomorrow?"

And I remember looking over my
shoulder and saying,

"Of course, you know
I'm gonna be here."

I would usually call her
on her cell phone.

And that particular day,
it went straight to voicemail.

That was odd.

And by the time
I got to the shop,

police were there,
and my heart just stopped.

[indistinct police
radio chatter]

[man] We received a 911 call

that said a client had showed up
at Patrice's hair salon,

and she was missing.

As soon as I got there,
we kind of all looked at each other,

and I just... I remember the eye...
the look in each other's eyes, like,

this doesn't look good.

[man] When the Forsyth County
investigators came to Patricia's shop,

the cash register was open.

Money was missing
from the cash register.

Her purse was found,
inside, on the counter.

It appeared that, uh,
she was warming up her lunch.

It was found there on the counter,
by the microwave.

The rest of her shop
was unremarkable.

It was Patrice's normal,
clean, tidy, well-kept shop.

You would never walk in there and say,
"Okay, this is a crime scene."

[Ron] We found no blood.

We found no
overturned furniture.

We found
no... drag marks.

There wasn't a lot of evidence.

There wasn't a lot of things
to point you in one direction or another.

[Pistol] When the, uh, police took me
to my mother's hair salon,

there was, uh, detectives,

and, you know,
crime scene investigators, and...

they were going in and out.

And then they said,
"Yeah, she's missing."

Immediately, I broke down,

because it was like,
"What do you mean?"

You know? [stammers]

"I don't understand.

No, there's no way.

She...

She'll be back, you know.

I don't know what's wrong
with her cell phone.

Don't know why she left it,
but she'll be back.

She's just gone somewhere
for a little while."

The day that Patrice went missing,
I was at work.

It was probably
around 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon.

In a situation like that,

you don't try to
think the worst.

And the... And the...

Even the remote concept
that she had been murdered

was just not something
I was thinking about.

When I got to Patrice's salon,

they started talking to me and said...
[clicks teeth]

"And we'll see you at
the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department

to interview you."

Okay.

I didn't get the bracelets.

I didn't feel like a suspect.

But, yeah, I get it.

I have a degree in criminology.

[chuckles]

I'm Patrice's husband,

and a lot of times, husbands are guilty
of killing their wives.

So, you... you know,
you get to do this.

[man] We didn't want to come out
and say we had a kidnapping

'cause we didn't know
if you had a kidnapping or not.

There was nothing that...
that indicated a crime had occurred

outside of the location.

The only thing that was out of place
was her motor vehicle.

The vehicle was facing
westward direction.

What was strange about that was,
all of her customers and her neighbors

and family and friends
would explain to us

that she always parked
on this side of the building.

And she would always back in.

So, closest to the side door,

where she entered every day
to come into work.

There was a lot of theories around why
the Chevy Tahoe had been moved.

Did Patrice move it?

Did somebody else just come up
and move it after the fact,

before we were called?

You know, somebody rolled up
and said, "Hi, I need a jump."

Would that be an explanation
for the car being moved?

Could very well be.

[Kyleen] We went
up to Patrice's shop,

and there was just a swarm of just...
everything going on.

There's helicopters flying and...
Totally freaked out.

There was just
police everywhere.

I mean, it's just like... a scene
out of a movie. It was just weird.

When I got there and I, you know,
saw what was going on,

- it just seemed so chaotic.
- [dog whining]

We were all just crying.
We didn't really know, you know,

"Where is she?
What's going on? Who's got her?"

[siren chirping]

[Mitchell] A
thorough search was conducted.

No Patrice.

Of course, the hope was
that she would be found alive,

and that nothing sinister
had really happened to her.

That maybe her life was not as happy
as everyone had thought

or she was not as stable
as everyone had thought

and she had just
run away from it all.

[Nancy] They did ask me,
"Do you think Patrice would ever leave?"

And flat-out I said, "No, there's no way
she would have ever left Pistol.

There's just no way."

[Kyleen] She worshiped that child.
There was nothing she wouldn't do for him.

She was never gonna leave him.

Never.

[Pistol] My mother would talk to me
about... anything.

Didn't matter what it was.

About two weeks prior,
she had said to me,

"If I was to ever go anywhere,
where would you go?"

And... I said, "I don't know.
I mean, my dad's house, I guess."

She didn't say she
was gonna leave.

But more of a scenario of...

what if something happened?

I didn't think anything of it,
you know, at the time,

because that's
as far as it went.

[Mitchell] Obviously, in these kind
of cases, it's a jigsaw puzzle.

And it takes time to...
to put the jigsaw puzzle together.

Early on, we had to build the timeline
for what happened to Patrice.

Patrice had customers in her shop
the entire morning.

We were able to ascertain
from her appointment book

who was in the shop.

First client, Pam Sheppard,

arrives at the shop
for a nine o'clock appointment.

Patrice is there.

Pam tells us
that Patrice seems distracted,

was not very attentive to her.

About 11:05, Pam Sheppard
leaves the shop.

At 11:10, Paul Cantor arrives at the
shop for his haircut.

He left the shop
at 11:27 a.m.

And he got a phone call
as he was leaving the shop.

And we were able to verify that
by his cell phone records.

[phone rings, echoing]

At 11:35, a customer calls
to change an appointment.

That customer reports that Patrice
was somewhat short on the phone.

That was unusual for Patrice.

That call lasts
about two minutes.

[Mitchell] Based
on phone records...

- the next phone call comes at 11:50.
- [phone ringing]

Patrice doesn't
answer the phone.

So, you can draw the conclusion
that something's not right here.

It's critical that we understand
what happened in that 13 minutes

between 11:37 and 11:50.

Outside of her
shop, around 11:45,

you have two
different witnesses,

independent of each other,
which is critical.

They see another car.

As I came over the hill,

I noticed first her SUV,

which was normally parked on the side
which was now visible,

and a Chevy Lumina,
which was pulled directly into the shop.

The Chevy Lumina was in here,
the hood right here.

The salon door was open.

I did notice the Chevy Lumina did have
the Georgia Quail Wildlife tag.

[Mitchell] There was a second witness
driving by Patrice's shop

around the exact
same time frame.

He believes it's a,
uh, Ford Taurus,

possibly a Malibu.

There were two ladies that I saw
in front of the Lumina.

A taller, dark-headed lady.

She was more, like,
in the middle of the car.

And then, on the passenger side
in the front of the car was an older lady.

[Mitchell] The second witness,

he believes he sees a male
standing in front.

But he does describe
shoulder-length hair.

They had hands on each other.

I don't know if one had tripped,

if one was pushing one down,

if one was helping one up.

It just did not look normal.

[Mitchell] These
witnesses are credible

because they essentially
saw the same thing.

And they're totally independent
of each other.

One of the detectives looked at
me and said...

"You do realize
that you very well could've been

one of the last people
to see her alive."

And...

it broke me.

I... I started
crying right there.

How do you process that?

Why didn't I stop?

If I could've been the last one,

why couldn't I have
done something?

Why didn't I do something?

I've struggled.

I've cried myself to sleep
thinking about this.

The Lumina to me, holds a key.

[Pistol] A lot of people told me
that it would be okay,

that she would turn up,

and she would never
leave me at any cost.

[insects chirring]

[Pistol] I didn't
know what to do.

I walked through
the woods for hours...

calling her name.

I'd never been
without my mother.

I was a couple months away from turning 16
when she went missing,

and it made me grow up extremely fast
after the fact.

[breath shuddering]

[voice wavers] Went through
some hard times after she was gone.

You take a lot of things for granted
in your life,

until, uh, they're
all stripped away.

[sniffles]

Yeah, this was the, uh,
the last home that...

my mother and I lived in.

The last time I
slept here was...

the night before
she went missing.

This is a... a bittersweet
memory for me.

I dealt with a lot of, uh, deep issues
in this home.

But I have a lot of good memories
here, too.

I remember the last Christmas
I spent with my mother here.

She always made Christmas kind of a, uh,
her-and-I type situation.

She made sure I got
everything I wanted.

But... also remember
having memories here where...

I would stay in my room just so
I wouldn't have to deal with, uh, Rob.

I was... eight or nine when, uh,
when they got married.

[Nancy] Patrice was so happy.

She was just radiant and smiling

like you're supposed to be
on the day that you get married.

She thought Rob was the guy
that she was supposed to be with.

When I walked her down the aisle,
I cried like a baby.

[sniffles] I can
still remember it.

And...

I gave her over to Rob...

[sniffles] ...and I said,
"Just take care of my daughter, will you?"

And he said, "I will."

[Pistol] In the first year,
Rob was, uh, really nice.

You know, he tried
to be a stepfather,

tried to include himself
in things I was doing,

like going to take me to football practice
or whatever the case may be.

And then, uh...

it flipped.

He turned into
a completely different person

and acted extremely
different towards me.

He just tried to make me feel
that I wasn't good enough.

He'd walk past my room
and just say really crude stuff.

Many of my friends that would come
over would see it,

and would hear the, uh, snide comments
that he would make.

I went through years of it.

[Nancy] When I met Rob,
he was always overly protective,

always hovering whenever
he was around...

um...

jealous...

of even her friends' relationships
with Patrice.

[Kyleen] She wasn't happy.

They fought a lot.

Rob wanted her all to himself.

[Pistol] He didn't understand
why she would give me so much attention

and thought that...

he wasn't getting attention
because I was getting it.

I would watch
them fight sometimes.

If it was ever about me,

she wouldn't back down.

Patrice and I didn't argue.
We never argued.

There's no point in arguing.

All that does is drive divisions in a...
in a relationship.

I think Pistol was enormously...

jealous, for the lack
of a different term,

about the closeness
of Patrice's and my relationship.

[muted shouting]

One of the things
that we struggled with is...

she didn't discipline him.

And he just ran crazy.

I just didn't see any future in him
when I was with him,

to tell you the truth.

[Pistol] She had
spoke about divorce

a couple weeks prior to...
all of this happening

because she was unhappy with, uh,
the relationship

and had been for quite a few years
up to that point.

Patrice planning... to divorce me
is new information.

We... She never made
that comment to me.

Sometimes, there were issues.

But I don't remember the issues.
I care not to remember the issues.

And, um, yeah, I'd expected
to live with her... forever.

We had a whole
entire life ahead of us.

[Pistol] The
day after my mom went missing,

Rob changed all the locks
on the doors on the house,

wouldn't let me in
to get any clothes...

at all.

After Patrice went missing,
just as a precautionary measure,

I believe I changed
all the locks in the house.

[Pistol] I would bang on the doors,
knock on the windows...

but... no one would come.

It made me feel really angry,

and upset at the same time.

It's still hard
for me to believe.

[doorbell ringing persistently]

[pounding on door]

[Rob] I didn't want Pistol in the
house because...

the... you know...

I didn't like him.

And just to be on the safe side,

just go stay somewhere else.

And then we know you'll be safe.

And I'll know I'm not gonna have
this constant mental drag on me

that you're here
and I have to put up with your stuff.

[chickens clucking]

[Pistol] After my mom had been missing,
I went to live with my father.

He's, uh, got a small farm,

raises a lot of chickens.

It was rocky during that time.

My father, uh, had
gone into depression,

because my mother
was still his best friend.

Throw it right
there, scatter it.

[Pistol] And..
He was hers.

They, uh... They
spoke every day.

And it wasn't anything
farther than that,

but they knew they
could always depend on each other,

and, um... they
both loved me.

And... that's...

They made sure that, um...

I'd always have a mother and a father
that supported me,

even if they weren't together.

[chicken squawking]

A game chicken.

We got you.

[clucking]

I started getting more anxious
as time went on.

And I woke up every morning thinking,
"Okay, today's gonna be the day.

She's gonna pop up
and everything's gonna be fine."

She's gonna say, you know,

"Look, I had to do this
to get a life made for us

so I could get away from Rob,

and we wouldn't have to endure
any more of that."

Every fucking morning.

Every morning.

Never came.

- [insects chirring]
- [birds squawking]

Every night, I'd sit on the couch
and I'd look out at the window,

saying that, uh...

hope... hopefully
that I'd see her.

[Nancy] Over time,
you realize, you know,

nobody's seen her,
nobody's hearing from her.

[voice breaks]
It's real hard.

'Cause not only is
she your friend...

Excuse me.

...but you don't really know
what happened to her.

[Ann] I didn't give
up. I never gave up.

I kept thinking in
the back of my mind,

"She'll, uh, pick up the phone one day
and she'll call me."

Or, "She'll send me a letter
with no return address." Or...

Yeah, you think all those things.
Of course you do.

When you love and care about somebody,
you never wanna give up.

[Mitchell] I think we interviewed
everybody that knows Patrice.

Financial records,
phone records,

every can that can be kicked over
or touched was.

And we have looked, uh, strongly
at a laundry list of suspects.

[man] Once you've taken someone,

you're either gonna kill them,

or you're gonna get caught.

It's as simple as that.

[Mitchell] Gary
Hilton attracted our attention

after the murder of
Meredith Emerson.

And, as an artist...

uh, and as a sociopath,

if you're doing this,
you would like to select your victims

on an artistic sense.

[Ron] He
abducted this young girl and her dog,

uh, took her into neighboring
Dawson County,

kept her alive for... for a number days,
and brutally murdered her.

Brutally.

Gary Hilton is a person that,

uh, we know has
been in Forsyth County.

He had actually been stopped
by one of our deputies

on a traffic stop,
here in Forsyth County.

[Mitchell] We
learned that Gary would call people

and essentially con
them out of money.

But he would also
do that in person.

And he made the
statement one day

that his favorite place to go
was a hair salon.

He would go in and
he would ask for money.

Favorite time was lunchtime.

Gary Hilton doesn't
need a motive.

Gary Hilton...
hunts for people.

He hunts for opportunities.

[Ron] We've not
been able to alibi him.

We've not been able to prove
that he is not involved.

But we've not been able to prove
that he was involved.

He's certainly a
potential suspect.

Is he the only
potential? No.

Are there others?
I'm sure there are.

[man] What you're seeing right
here in front of you is a nice guy

that would help an old lady
carry her groceries to her car.

Jeremy Jones was arrested in...
in Mobile, Alabama,

for the murder
of a female there.

That's why people say
I don't fit the profile of both.

[man] Jeremy Jones was an easy
person to talk to.

He, like most people,
liked to hunt, fish.

You know, he'd talk sports.

But he had a
demon inside that...

You know, he
liked to sexually abuse women.

And he confessed to, uh, probably,
six to eight murders of women.

By definition, he
is a serial killer.

She said she had a family that
loved her very much.

She started crying,
which started to make me cry.

Uh, I got her back
there to the warehouse.

And I forced myself on her.

[Paul] When Jeremy Jones started
to confess to these different murders,

he talked about how he needed to tell us
about a hairdresser in Georgia.

The first time you met Patrice
was at her shop?

Yes.

Did you ever talk to Patrice?

Yes.

When I'm high on dope,
I ain't got no integrity.

Yeah, I could become the evilest,
most cruelest...

individual person,
like Heckle and Jeckle.

[Paul] Jones said
he was passing by

and decided to approach the...
the beauty shop.

[Jeremy] I went to the beauty
shop, asked her to come out and help me.

Told her I might need a jump.

Forced her in the car.

I had a knife.

And I told her
that I'd kill her if she tried...

She was crying...

[Paul] Jones drew a diagram
of where her vehicle was parked,

and where he parked
his vehicle, and...

it was an accurate depiction of...
of where it would be.

So you went to this river and,
uh... did what?

[Jeremy] I
threw her over the side of the bridge.

[Mitchell] Jeremy
told the investigators

that he threw her in Sweetwater Creek
in Douglas County.

[Ron] We made a
pretty extensive search

from where he said
that he had done something.

[dog whines]

Cadaver dogs, boats,
search and rescue personnel

who are very adept at that.

We didn't find
anything in that area.

[Bill] There have been times

that individuals would come
into law enforcement agencies

and say they have
killed someone, um,

but as you start to look further,
then it is not true.

And, ultimately,
Jeremy Jones recanted his confession.

[Mitchell] We found no evidence

to link Jeremy Jones to the kidnapping
and murder of Patrice Endres.

But that does not eliminate Jeremy Jones
as being a suspect.

[siren chirping]

[Paul] There was some things
he told us that, you know,

I thought was
really... incredible

and impossible for someone to know
that wasn't there.

I believe he's a strong possibility
for Patrice's murder.

[bird squawks]

[man] This is the Lebanon Baptist
Church, built in '41.

My mama and daddy
was two of the founders of it.

We was building the Fellowship Hall
and trying to finish it up, and, uh...

one of my friends come over
and bought me a biscuit,

and wanted me to come around and eat
it, me and him.

We come out on the
back steps and, uh...

I was eating a biscuit,

and a bunch of buzzards were down
there, flying around,

and I said, "When I
get through eating,

I'm gonna go down there
and see what they flying around about."

And, uh, got down there,

and my buddy said,
"Uh, I found a deer."

My buddy said,

"What's that right
there behind you?"

I said, "Where?" and
he said, "Right there, to your right."

And, uh, I looked and I said,
"Looks like a skull."

I was, um...

I was in school.

I, uh...

Senior year.

And, um...

I got a call to go to the, uh,
principal's office.

Which wasn't rare for me,
'cause, you know...

I was, uh... [chuckles]

...kind of a
problem at that point.

My father...

he came in.

He sat down.

And I'm going...

"What's going on?"

And he said, "Look, they, uh...

they found
your mom today."

I'm going, "Okay
cool. Where's she at?"

And he was like, "No.

They found her
remains today."

And, uh...

it was very hard for me
to focus on anything

for quite a while after that.
[voice breaks]

[sighs] Very hard day.

[exhales heavily]

It's still hard.

She died too soon.

Why? We don't
know. [sniffles]

I'd like to hear
her call me and say,

"Hey, Pap, how
you doing?" [sniffles]

But that don't happen no more.

[exhales]

She's in heaven,
enjoying life up there.

And one day...

maybe I'll get to see her.

[Mitchell] We got the call
from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office

that two volunteers at Lebanon
Baptist Church had found a, uh...

a skull that they
believed to be human.

This is an area that's woods
for as far as you can walk.

When Patrice's body was found,

it was December 6th, 2005.

Six hundred days,
she was... she was missing.

From April 15th, 2004
to December 6th, 2005

is 600 days on the dot.

We initially had a team here
within a matter of hours,

searching to try to make sure
that we find every piece of evidence.

For this entire area here,

all the way to the
bottom of the ravine,

I want it to look like this.

I want it to be cleared
where I can see the dirt.

Where if there's something
embedded in the dirt...

some piece of evidence...

maybe a bone...

then I can find it
and I can collect it.

This particular area
where Lebanon Baptist Church is at,

is... is very rural,
very... very remote.

It would be difficult over that terrain
to carry dead weight.

But you can't discount
that she wasn't walked in here.

[twig snaps]

So we don't know that...
Patrice was carried in here, drug in here,

or if she walked in
here. We don't know.

The investigators were here
for a day and a half.

Two hundred and
six bones in the body,

and we left here
with slightly less than that.

[bird squawking in distance]

It's disturbing that Patrice possibly
laid in the woods for 600 days.

You feel like you didn't do your job.
You feel like you didn't do enough.

You feel like...

you failed the family.

[Pistol] I have
different theories,

as far as what I think happened.

But...

I told the police that...

I think Rob had something to do
with my mother's murder.

I think that, uh...

her trying to get a
divorce from Rob...

played a major part in this.

I can only imagine
how jealous he would be

of her leaving him
and possibly going to someone else.

[Nancy] I told the police
they needed to look at Rob.

Because of what I knew

about how she was
not as happy with Rob

as she had been in the past,

I always thought Rob
had something to do with it.

I have no comment for people
who think that I killed Patrice,

because I don't
talk to those people.

Because I know I didn't.

Patrice knows I didn't.

And it's physically impossible timewise
for me to have been involved in it.

Think what you like.

The day Patrice went missing,

I was at home.

Before I went to work,
I got gas for my car.

I had a receipt.
The receipt's time-stamped.

Her shop is probably
a 45-minute drive

from where I was in Woodstock,
getting gas.

They have when I went through
the turnstile at work,

so they have... the
clock sitting there.

It's physically impossible
for me to go to Patrice's shop,

and get back and get gas,

and get to work
and all that stuff.

It's not gonna happen.

How about motive?
What was my motive?

We didn't have life
insurance on Patrice.

She's 38.

You know, I mean it's...
You know, nice try.

[Mitchell] Rob
Endres was thoroughly investigated,

and we created a
timeline for him...

that doesn't eliminate him from...
from being able to do this,

but greatly reduces the chances
that he could've done this.

It doesn't eliminate
a murder-for-hire.

But it just doesn't
seem probable.

We've uncovered nothing
that suggests that at this point.

[Rob] In my mind's eye,

why I think somebody
who knew Patricia's routine was involved,

somebody that she knew,

because the place wasn't disheveled,
wasn't beat up,

nothing turned over, supposedly.

Who's to say
it was one person to carry her?

Was she kept, uh, captive for a
while? Was...

You know, I hate to say this,
but was she somebody's... toy for a while?

Who knows when she was put out
there, or how?

Did someone take a wheelbarrow
and haul her out there? I don't know.

[Mitchell] I don't
work off theories.

I work off... the evidence,
the information, the facts.

The Patrice Endres mystery
appeared to have occurred

in a 13-minute window.

From the time of the last phone call
Patrice made at 11:37,

to 11:50 when the next phone call came in,
when Patrice didn't answer,

I strongly believe
that Patrice was already in the process

of... the event
that eventually led to her death.

I wanna know what happened
in those 13 minutes.

We know that money is missing
from Patrice's cash register.

So, is a robbery
the primary motive?

I don't think so.

Salons are generally not targeted
for an armed robbery.

There's generally not a lot of cash
on hand in a salon.

But the road
itself is very busy.

People constantly
walked into her shop,

asked for directions,

asked questions about the area.

It's possible
that just the wrong person walked in

and realized
that this is a prime opportunity.

And then she was gone.

The blue car is critical.

That blue car is one thing
that we know happened at 11:45,

and that is in the middle
of that 13 minutes.

Whether it be a 1992 Chevrolet Lumina
with a Georgia Wildlife tag,

or whether it's a '99
to '02 Ford Taurus,

or a Chevrolet Malibu four-door.

If you know someone
that has a blue car,

that that day,
something was different,

got home a little bit late,

and acted extremely unusual

from any way that
this person has ever acted before...

then that's a piece of the puzzle
we need to know.

We also didn't find
Patrice's wedding ring.

The 1.5 carat
pear-shaped diamond

with two other
14-carat gold rings

we believe were attached.

We would like to find that.

There's aspects of...
of the Patrice Endres investigation

that we can't discuss,

that we refuse to discuss,

because we define it
as guilty knowledge information.

Guilty knowledge information
is information that's only known...

by the person responsible
for what happened to Patrice,

and by us, the
investigators themselves,

that know every
aspect of the case.

We can't afford
to have a false confession.

We definitely want to give
some form of closure to the family.

This is the location
where we had the table

where Ms. Patrice's
remains were.

[Rob] I asked the people
who took care of Patrice's remains,

"What I'd like you to do
as a last farewell..."

I don't know if
that's how I termed it.

[voice trembles]
"...is reassemble her.

Lay her out for me.

I wanna see her."

The skeletal remains
that we received,

we placed as best we could
in a correct anatomical position.

And then, when we
had that ready and set,

I brought Mr. Rob
into this room,

where he had some
time with Ms. Patrice.

I picked up her skeleton,
I mean her head,

and carried it
around for a while.

Put her back,
kissed her goodbye.

I thanked
Mr. Caldwell and I left.

He asked me if I was
okay to drive. I was.

[sniffles]

That's the last time I saw Patrice
anywhere near intact. [sniffs]

Probably for a year or longer

after Patrice was returned to me,
her ashes...

she stayed in my
bed. I slept with her.

It's something that
I typically don't share with people.

But she was like my teddy bear.

'Cause that's how we used to...

You know, that's how we used to sleep,
snuggled together.

Just brought back good memories.

And yes, I'm
protective of Patrice.

And I have her.

That's a good thing.

Should be in here.

[sighs]

[grunts softly]

[grunts]

Here's her ashes.

You can see how
beat up this box is.

I kept it in the box.
I didn't take it out.

There we go.

And there's Patrice.

This... small,
one pound bag,

are the cremains for Patrice.

It's the first time
I've seen this bag.

It's somewhat
emotional, actually.

[breath trembling]
Sor... Sorry.

I'd never share these
ashes with anybody.

Particularly Pistol.

[sniffs]

[Pistol, voice trembling]
It's been 15 years.

At this point, I've, uh, been without her
as long as I had her.

I don't have her remains.

Uh, Rob's actually got 'em.

And that... hurts
me more every day.

[melancholy piano music plays]

[Pistol scoffs]

I, uh, couldn't do
anything about it.

Didn't get any pictures
or anything of hers.

I didn't get to, uh,
grow up and leave home like...

normal, and be
able to come back,

and know I had, you know,
someone always behind me...

pushing me to be better.

I just hope I can be
half the person she was.

[taking ragged breath]

[exhales] I think
she still hears me.

There's times that I...
Sometimes I think she's still here...

and she's still, you know,
right behind me.

Been searching for that closure,

and some justice for
what happened to her.

That's all I'm looking for.

She deserves it.

[theme music playing]