Family seeks help in cold case disappearance of mother

Patricia Hubbard
Patricia Hubbard
Sam Wedding
Sam Wedding

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville family is making a plea for your help.

Four years ago, their mother went missing. Some clues pointed to foul play but, no arrests were ever made and the case went cold.

They won't give up hope for Patricia Hubbard but, admit---it's a slim chance that she's still alive. They tell WAVE 3 News, it's hard to accept her death, when a body was never found.

"She was a church going woman who lived right across the street from me," recalled Sam Wedding. Wedding is talking about his mom Patricia Hubbard, a woman who loved taking care of her yard, her neighborhood and speaking out to help others in the community.

Wedding told us, "She was tied to Toys for Tots and she made the bike run annually and donated toys."

His mom's giving nature is what motivates Wedding to keep asking questions about her disappearance, "We've had no leads on where she might be or anything like that," he said.

From the beginning---February of 2008, friends and family knew the then 48-year-old mom would not leave her south Louisville home or leave her loved ones in the dark.

They told us back then, Hubbard always called to say where she was and when she would be home.

LMPD investigators had a lot of questions about Hubbard's strange disappearance. There was a history of domestic violence with husband Bradley Hubbard. A year before she vanished, she took out an emergency protective order on him.

At the time she went missing, police told reporters Mr. Hubbard was the last person to see her alive and all things pointed to Mr. Hubbard.

But, months after the mother's disappearance, Bradley Hubbard was found dead of an overdose.

Wedding says moving on is all but impossible with no answers about what happened, no body and no graveyard to visit. "It's kind of hard to give up unless we've got something that's actually physical, saying she's no longer with us," Wedding continued, "without a doubt, there's somebody that knows something."

He told us, the whole situation is just sad, "We have no closure and we don't have the ability to say, this is what happened."

Again, the family is certain someone in the area knows what happened to their mom.

They ask anyone with information to call the anonymous police tip line 574-LMPD to provide them some peace and Patricia Hubbard a proper goodbye.

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