Real Name: Patricia Torres Paz
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Rocksprings, Texas
Date: February 28, 1996
Details: On February 28, 1996, thirty-five-year-old Patricia Paz was found brutally assaulted and murdered in her home in Rocksprings, Texas. Authorities believe she was killed either on the night of February 26 or on February 27. A large party occurred across the street from her house around the time of her murder. An autopsy revealed that she had been raped and then stabbed to death. Authorities believed that the murderer(s) stayed in the house for several hours after she was killed and then tried to set it on fire to cover up the crime. However, the fire never spread and did not destroy the evidence. Authorities believe the motive was money, as she had a disability check that she had cashed shortly before she was killed. Her family and the authorities are still searching for her killer or killers.
Suspects: None known
Extra Notes: This case was uploaded to the Unsolved Mysteries website on October 10, 2014. The people interviewed in the video are Patricia's sister, Deana, and the county sheriff, Pamela Elliott.
Results: Solved. In July of 2015, Patricia's niece and nephew, Angelica and George Torres, were arrested and charged with Patricia's murder. Authorities believe that they killed her for the money that she had, and that they used that money for drug-related purposes. Authorities noted that there are five other suspects that were with the siblings that day and were involved in the murder, but they have not yet been arrested.
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