His car was found abandoned at a little used freeway exit east of Winnemucca. Strangely enough Exit 205 was also linked to another missing persons case five years earlier.
Sixty two year old Judith Casida, reportedly depressed about her personal life, left a note at her Cold Springs home February 14, 2006, saying she was leaving.
Later that morning she was seen at a McDonalds in Lovelock. Three weeks passed before her vehicle, a white Mazda pickup was discovered on a dirt road a short distance from Exit 205.
The pickup was still operable. It wasn’t stuck or out of gas. A single set of footprints led away from it toward I-80.
There is no apparent links between the cases, but the coincidence of both disappearances beginning at an obscure rural freeway exit is difficult to ignore and raises the possibility that someone may be prowling the I-80 corridor looking for victims.
Humboldt County investigators working on a mysterious missing persons case are now getting input from a psychic and are surprised at the results.
His car was found abandoned April 14 at a little used freeway exit east of Winnemucca. A search of the surrounding countryside and, in fact, the length of the I-80 corridor from Wells to Winnemucca have failed to turn up any sign of Carnes or his constant companion, his dog Lucky.
We contacted psychic Elaina Proffitt, a former Reno resident and a veteran of a number of high profile criminal cases, and asked if she would get involved.
She said yes and twice in recent weeks met with authorities, even journeying to Humboldt County and Exit 205 where the car was found.
The result: they were surprised, but encouraged that she confirmed many of their hypotheses and she left them with some additional avenues to consider.
She also reached a stunning conclusion which casts a disturbing light on the disappearance of Patrick Carnes and, perhaps, others.