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On Tuesday, May 26, 1998, sometime between 9:00 and 9:45 a.m., Patricia Anne “Pat” Jauron, 45, was viciously stabbed to death in the rural Sioux City home she and her husband, Eugene “Gene” Jauron, had just vacated.
The couple had recently moved out of one home at 1516 Old Highway 141 and into another across the road at 1541 Old Highway 141, and had been selling off the last few items from the former home. They’d held a recent yard sale, and, according to Gene Jauron, a person who’d attended the sale allegedly called several times afterward inquiring about purchasing the waterbed and setting up a time to meet.
Patricia told her husband of 25 years she was going across the road to meet the man and said she’d be gone only a few minutes. Gene told Woodbury County sheriff’s deputies he’d seen a red car at the couple’s former residence. When his wife didn’t return, he said he’d gone to check and found the waterbed in the basement covered with blood.
Gene said he found his wife’s body outside over an embankment.
If you have any information about her case, please contact the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office at 712-279-6010.