Anthony Daniel Medearis
Medearis, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 08/05/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/24/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green t-shirt, green khaki pants, and brown sandals.
Medical conditions : Medearis suffers from schizophrenia and requires medication to control his condition, but he wasn't taking his medication as directed at the time of his disappearance. He is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Medearis's nicknames are Danny and Tony. He has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen and he occasionally wears a patch over his left eye. Medearis smokes cigarettes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Medearis was last seen at approximately 8:00 a.m. on August 5, 2002, as he was walking away from the Colonial Residential Care Center where he lived in the vicinity of the 1100 block of Cedar Street in Bismarck, Missouri. He said he was going out for a walk in town. He never returned and has never been heard from again.
Medearis was born in Idaho and has relatives in the St. Louis, Missouri area, and his mother lives in Colorado. She doesn't believe he was carrying any money at the time of his disappearance. Although he's a chain smoker, he wasn't carrying any cigarettes either.
The staff at the residential care center described him as quiet and passive and stated he was not dangerous to anyone. Few details are available in his case.
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Bismarck Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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