Case 69

Gary Patterson

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On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas.

He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks.

That morning, the 7:30 am flight from Waco to El Paso was the last step in the process – he would meet the company’s CEO, and would hopefully return home that night, the new head of a large housing development project.

After a tough few years, things were starting to look up.

________

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOK:

Death in a Texas Desert: and other true crime stories from the Dallas Observer – by Carlton Stowers (Chapter 1: Death in the desert)

 

ARTICLES:

Death in the Desert – Dallas Observer

 

ARCHIVES:

Assistant U.S Attorney Bill Johnston’s Law office website

Collection of archive newspaper articles:
– Odessa American (Odessa Texas)
– The Facts: Clute, Texas

The Texas Ranger Dispatch – Issue 15, 2004

Crime and Development in Central America

 

VIDEOS:

Interview with the devil – The Investigators

(Same footage also shown) Crime Stories: Interview with the Devil

 

OTHER:

Chihuahuan Desert – WWF

Chihuahuan Desert, US and Mexico – WWF

El Paso

El Paso named safest large city in America for fourth straight year – KVIA.com

Honduras

 

 

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On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas.

He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks.

That morning, the 7:30 am flight from Waco to El Paso was the last step in the process – he would meet the company’s CEO, and would hopefully return home that night, the new head of a large housing development project.

After a tough few years, things were starting to look up.

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOK:

Death in a Texas Desert: and other true crime stories from the Dallas Observer – by Carlton Stowers (Chapter 1: Death in the desert)

 

ARTICLES:

Death in the Desert – Dallas Observer

 

ARCHIVES:

Assistant U.S Attorney Bill Johnston’s Law office website

Collection of archive newspaper articles:
– Odessa American (Odessa Texas)
– The Facts: Clute, Texas

The Texas Ranger Dispatch – Issue 15, 2004

Crime and Development in Central America

 

VIDEOS:

Interview with the devil – The Investigators

(Same footage also shown) Crime Stories: Interview with the Devil

 

OTHER:

Chihuahuan Desert – WWF

Chihuahuan Desert, US and Mexico – WWF

El Paso

El Paso named safest large city in America for fourth straight year – KVIA.com

Honduras

 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

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