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Hanover, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from our community on a cold case homicide.
On September 29, 1980, Patricia Eve Gaugler, 28, was found deceased on a gravel trail off of Greenwood Church Road in the area of what is now Wesley’s Court. She was last seen at the Ashland Sunoco gas station at East Patrick Henry Road near I-95 on September 29, 1980, around 3 p.m.
Ms. Gaugler was traveling from her hometown of Pottstown, Pennsylvania to live with family in the Richmond area.
Ms. Gaugler’s death was ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Photographs of Patricia Eve Gaugler are attached.
Anyone with further information about this case is asked to contact Investigator Josiah Robertson at (804) 365-6396. They can also contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.