Aaron Pate (courtesy NamUs)
Aaron Michael Pate
Age at Report: 17 or 18
DOB: March 3, 1975
Weight: 145 – 150 lbs.
Height: 6’00″ – 6’02″
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing From: Keota / Sigourney, IA
Case # 02-099622
NamUs MP#: 6499
NCMEC #: 772107
Missing Since: March 16, 1992 or April 30, 1993
Aaron Michael Pate, 18, of Keota, Iowa, was reported missing to the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office in Sigourney on April 30, 1993. According to NamUs (the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System), Pate was last seen on March 16, 1992 — just over one year before he was reported missing.
Keokuk County in Iowa
Keota in Keokuk County
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse lists Pate’s status as “Endangered / Physical.”
Aaron is described as a 6-foot white male, weighing 145-150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has moles on his back and a one-inch scar on his right wrist. He also has a pierced left ear and wears glasses.
According to a Cedar Rapids Gazette obituary dated November 28, 1999, Pate’s 21-year-old sister, Christine Celeste Kirkpatrick, died Tuesday, November 23, 1999, in Cumming after a sudden illness. An obituary for Kirkpatrick dated two days earlier stated she died of a gunshot wound.
Pate’s other relatives include his mother, Phyllis Kirkpatrick of Keota; his father, Randall Pate; a sister, Jennifer Miller of Keota; and a brother, Ian Pate of Cedar Rapids.
On November 14, 1993, the Gazette reported that Phyllis M. Kirkpatrick, 46, of Keota, was fined $325 after pleading guilty to bodily injury assault. Keota police investigated the June 19, 1993 incident.
According to NamUs, dental information / charting is available and entered, and tests submitted for a DNA sample are complete.
If you have any information regarding Aaron Pate’s unsolved disappearance, please contact the Missing Person Information Clearinghouse / Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 1-800-346-5507, the Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office at 641-622-2727, or Iowa Cold Cases via our Contact form.