Missing Woman Found: Patricia Kopta Family- Meet Her Husband Bob And Sister Gloria: Patricia Kopta’s family was surprised and overjoyed when she was discovered alive in a nursing home after going missing for three decades and thought to be deceased.
According to Ross Township Police Chief Brian Kohlhepp Patricia was found on the island after telling nursing home staff members about her past who had been caring for her for years details.
After locating the missing lady a decade-long mystery was cleared from the record books.
Last year the nursing home contacted police telling them that they may have been caring for a dementia patient who went missing in a Pennsylvania township near Pittsburgh in 1992.
According to Ross Township Deputy Chief Brian Kohlhepp Kopt was found in need on the streets of Puerto Rico in 1999.
Patricia was discovered walking the streets by INTERPOL and a social worker and she has refused to ever reveal her private life or where she came from over the years.
However, as she grew older the missing woman started to reveal details that prompted those around her to contact Ross police.
Meet Patricia Kopta Family And Husband Bob And Sister Gloria
Patricia was a married lady who had married her husband Bob. She had a sister called Gloria as well.
Patricia Kopta was last seen in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1992 according to a flyer distributed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Response Center.
Her husband Bob Kopta filed a missing person’s report in the autumn a few months later. According to the flyer, he told officials that his wife was regularly out of sight for short periods of time at the time.
Patricia’s husband Bob stated at a press conference with Ross Township Police that she was missing one night when he came home and that no one knew where she was.
Patricia Kopta’s family was later distressed and concerned after she failed to return home. They used police to look for Kopta on every corner of the street but they were unsuccessful.
Before her disappearance, Ms. Kopta had been married to Bob Kopta of Pittsburgh for 20 years. Patricia Kopta’s family and husband thought she was dead after searching for her for years with no success.
Patricia according to Bob led a normal life in Ross Township during the first few years of their marriage.
She commuted to various jobs in Pittsburgh including that of an elevator operator and she enjoyed ballroom dancing. Patricia he said was a devout Roman Catholic who regularly attended church and the pair didn’t have any children.
Gloria Smith Ms. Kopta’s younger sister who was present at the news conference on Friday voiced her feelings after the police verified her sister’s presence in Puerto Rico using DNA evidence this week.
Patricia Kopta Mental Health Issues
Patricia Kopta also known as “the sparrow” was well-known for her street preaching in Pittsburgh’s financial area.
According to her relatives and the police chief, she had a history of mental health issues before going missing at the age of 52.
Ms. Kopta was a “well-known homeless preacher” in Pittsburgh according to the missing person flyer. The flier claimed that she would approach people and inform them that the world was coming to an end.
Patricia would also claim to have had glimpses of the Virgin Mary.
According to Kohlhepp Patricia Kopta’s departure was not initially suspicious because her family was aware of her mental health history and statements she had made about her plan to leave and be admitted to a local care center.
According to her husband, his wife expressed a desire to relocate to Puerto Rico to reside in a tropical setting.
Bob also stated at the news conference that he advertised in the newspaper for his missing wife in Puerto Rico while spending a lot of money looking for the loved one over the years.