Monday, February 4, 2008

Patrick Kenney now missing 3 years, Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania

In the past year Patrick's case has seen quite a bit of development--unfortunately, into something more tragic. We have gone from a mysterious disappearance with few clues to a presumed murder, with both a suspect and eyewitnesses. Now if only this suspect would say where Patrick's body is!

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: February 2, 2005 from Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
Classification: Endangered Missing
Age: 22 years old
Height and Weight: 6'1, 230 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Kenney's nickname is Pooch.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, a gray ski jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Medical Conditions: Kenny has a history of cocaine abuse.

Details of Disappearance
Kenney's family last saw him
in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania at 6:45 p.m. on February 2, 2005. He told his
mother he was going out to "take care of something" and would return home for
dinner in an hour, but never arrived. He has never been heard from again. His
white 1999 Cadillac Escalade was found on February 15 on McCaslin Drive in the
Greenfield section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He reportedly has friends living
in the general area where the car was located. Authorities stated that the
vehicle had evidently been parked at that location for several days; it had been
given a parking ticket.
Kenney's mother stated that something appeared to be
bothering her son when she last saw him, and he seemed confused. He took nothing
with him other than his cellular phone, without the charger, and no more than
$200 cash. There has been no activity on his cellular phone, bank accounts or
credit cards, and his tax refund has not been deposited in his bank account.
In September 2007, Bryan Sedlak was charged with Kenney's murder. A
photograph of him is posted below this case summary. Authorities believe the
motive was robbery; Kenney had received a $6,800 pension fund settlement prior
to his disappearance and may have been carrying it on the day he was last seen.
Witnesses testified before a grand jury, saying Sedlak had confessed the murder
to them, and at least one witness says he saw Kenney's body. Sedlak allegedly
shot Kenney several times with a .22 rifle, then beat him with the weapon until
it broke. In addition, phone records indicate Kenney called Sedlak several hours
after he left his parents' home, and Sedlak returned the call an hour later.
Kenney's body has not been located, but prosecutors believe they can make a case
without it. Sedlak has a prior criminal history for drug-related offenses,
assault and harassment.
Kenney had been employed as a union steamfitter, but
was fired prior to the time he went missing. He is a 2000 graduate of Thomas
Jefferson High School, where he was a state champion hockey player. He is
described as a popular, outgoing, athletic man with no enemies. Kenney's family
says it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Foul play is
suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Allegheny County Police Department

I still have not found a poster of Patrick.

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