Sunday, August 7, 2011

Profiling the Sgt. Patrick Rust Case: Family Investigators Update Sunday, August 14

The Patrick Rust unsolved death case will be profiled on the Simon Barrett show on Blog Talk Radio on Sunday, August 14, at 4 p.m. Eastern. His guests will be private investigators Bill Sullivan and Denny Griffin who are looking into Patrick’s death on behalf of the Rust family.

About Sgt. Patrick Rust

Army Sgt. Patrick Rust was assigned to the 10th Mountain Division headquartered at Fort Drum inWatertown, New York. In January 2007 he returned from deployment to Afghanistan. Following a 30 day leave he was back on post in February. The then 24-year-old Patrick was a local boy and was familiar with Watertownand the surrounding area. He didn’t have a driver’s license or vehicle.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2007, Patrick moved from the barracks on base to share an apartment with a fellow soldier at 156 Sterling Street, Apartment 4, inWatertown. At that time the two men had known each other for approximately 15 months.

The following day Patrick rode back to the apartment in his roommate’s car after they were released from duty at around 5 p.m. The roommate stated that at approximately 5:30 he heard Patrick engaged in a phone call with an old friend from Colorado who was visiting the area.

At around 6:30 the two left the apartment and drove to the Salmon Run Mall. While there Patrick purchased some games for his Gameboy PSP player in the Best Buy store. They then went to the food court and got something to eat at Wendy’s. After that Patrick withdrew cash from an ATM machine estimated by the roommate to be between $100 and $300.......(read more)

The friend went tanning at the mall but Rust decided to go home to play his videogames, planning on walking to his apartment on Sterling Street. But instead he went to the Clueless Bar onArsenal Street and met an old schoolmate there. Later, sometime after 1:00 AM, he left the bar. He was never seen alive again.

Rust never showed up for duty and the Army listed him as absent without leave. His cell phone had not been used since that night nor any money taken from his bank accounts. The police said at the time that there had been sightings of him, but nothing substantiated.

Months later, late on the Sunday of September 16th, a farmer cutting hay found human remains off from the Old Rome State Road in the Town of Hounsfield. The remains were totally decomposed. Cash and an ATM card were found in the pockets of the clothes.

It was determined that it was likely the body of Rust, which was sent to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington. D.C. where it was confirmed. The three CD's of video games that he had bought at the Salmon Run Mall were not found.

This crime has never been solved.

The Rust family needs your help in finding out what happened to their son on March 16, 2007. If you have any information regarding this case please email

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