A teenage boy was murdered in the Kingsgate area of Kirkland, and rumors of his death spread at a party long before his body was found. Patrick Cress’ murder is still a mystery almost three decades later. Pat’s father, Dick describes his son saying,  “Pat was a natural. He enjoyed the outdoors. We never had to spank him or punish him. All we had to do was restrict him to his room so that he couldn’t go outside.” Pat’s sister Kimberly Burke adds,“The sun came up, he was up and he was moving. He didn’t dislike school, but school meant you were indoors and so always on the run.”

Pat Cress was the third of four children and the families oldest boy. He was only 13 years old when he was murdered. Detective Mike Mellis with the King County Sheriff’s Office  is the lead on this case and said, “On  Friday night, April 30th, 1983, Pat asked if he could spend the night at a friend’s house. That friend lived about 500 yards north of where we’re standing right now.” Dick Cress adds, “We gave him permission to spend the night. He said, ‘great,’ grabbed a couple of things took off out the patio door, slammed it shut like he usually did and that was the last we saw of him.  Not the last we heard from him, but the last we saw of him.”

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Patrick in green and white hat and long sleeve shirt with baseball glove

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