Damon Lee Boyd
Boyd, approximately 2014
Date reported missing : 05/27/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Itasca County, Minnesota
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/17/1984 (36)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3 - 6'4, 184 pounds
Medical conditions : Boyd has a history of alcohol abuse and suffers from mental illness. He has been in several treatment centers in the past and is considered a vulnerable adult.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Boyd is a member of the Ojibwe Indian Tribe. He had a thin goatee at the time of his disappearance and he may wear eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Boyd was last seen after he left a residential facility in Polk County, Minnesota on May 27, 2014. He usually lives in Squaw Lake, a small town in Itasca County, Minnesota.
Boyd's father is from Rosebud, Montana and Boyd may have attempted to travel there after his disappearance. He has stayed at the Northlands Rescue Mission in Grand Forks, North Dakota in the past and he may have been sighted in the Fargo/Moorhead area of North Dakota in mid-July 2014. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Itasca County Sheriff's Office
Leech Lake Tribal Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
The Bemidji Pioneer
The Grand Forks Herald
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