Victim's boyfriend wanted for questioning in 1981 cold case

Patricia Plummer Mondrik found dead in her apartment


SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio detectives want to speak to the boyfriend of a woman who was found dead in her apartment more than 35 years ago.

Patricia Plummer Mondrik's employer tried to reach her after she didn't show up for work on Aug. 31, 1981. Her body was found the next day in her apartment in the 9800 block of Powhattan Drive.

Police said he appeared to have been dead for several days.

"Patricia suffered massive head and facial wounds along with stab wounds," police said.

Based on evidence at the scene, police said it appeared Mondrik knew her attacker.

"A boyfriend vanished immediately before the discovery of this murder and it is believed the boyfriend fled to Mexico," police said.

The case is still being investigated by SAPD's Cold Case Squad.

If you have any information on the case, call 210-207-7635.