Cold Cases Database

This database currently consists of unsolved homicides from 50 Florida counties, 46 U.S. states, and 3 international countries. All victims have been submitted by law enforcement or the victims' families. Additional counties and states will be added to this database as time and funding permit.

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1 cases found.
CCR: 880812-642
Date Reported: August 12, 1988
Name Patricia Gambles
Age 21
Gender Female
Race African American/Black
DOB 07/25/1967
Name Unknown
Offense Rape/Murder
Cause Ligature/Strangulation
Location Unknown
Status Unsolved
Incident Location County Road 131/Bunn Road
Lake City, Florida, 32025
Columbia County
L.E.A Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Lake City, Florida

On 08/12/1988, a body of an unknown black female was found on a tram road in a wooded area off County Road 131. The body was partially clothed and wrappend in a green blanket along with plastic. Identification was made and victim was identified as Patricia Gambles. Patricia was last seen at a store located in Worthington Springs on 08/11/1988 with a friend and co-workers. Several interviews were conducted with witnesses and possible suspects with no relevant information obtained. As of now, no suspect has been identified. Anyone who has any information about this case, the identity, or location of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the Columbia County Sheriff`s Office at 386-752-9212.