Sheriff's Office

PR #:
Date Issued:
Oct 12, 2023 - 12:09PM

For Immediate Release

SILVER ALERT: WCSO Continues to Search for 79-Year-Old Woman

For media inquiries contact:
Bryan Samudio
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-785-6234
Cell: 775-484-9820

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for 79-year-old Joyce Patrick. 

Joyce left her home near Calle de la Plata and Pyramid Highway at around 2:00PM on Saturday, October 7, 2023, and stated that she was headed to Greater Nevada Credit Union at 1101 Los Altos Parkway in Sparks.

Her vehicle was last seen near the intersection of Pyramid Highway and Eagle Canyon Drive on the afternoon of October 7th.

Joyce is 5-foot-2-inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

She was driving a 2001 black and gold Subaru Outback with Nevada license plate 791TFF.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Unit and RAVEN helicopter has and will continue to search for Joyce Patrick and her vehicle.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Joyce, you are asked to call Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (775) 785-WCSO (9276).




The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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