Damond Reginald Emory
Emory, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 02/27/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/20/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years pld
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray Nautica sweatsuit, a black leather jacket, Nike sneakers and a ring on his left pinky finger.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Emory may spell his name "Damon." He may have a seven-inch scar on his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Emory was last seen when a friend dropped him off in front of his home in the 400 block of east 10th Street in Wilmington, Delaware between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m. on February 27, 1996. He has never been heard from again.
Emory kept in regular contact with his mother, his pregnant girlfriend, and the mother of his young son, and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without telling anyone or making arrangements for the care of his pet dogs. The pageheaderr he carried still worked for over a month after his disappearance, but he never answered any of his pageheaders.
He had grown up in Wilmington and attended Newark High School. He had known people who were involved with drug activity and, prior to his disappearance, Emory himself had been arrested more than a dozen times and convicted of offenses including drug possession, assault, criminal mischief and weapons violations. His mother, however, said he'd been trying to straighten out his life and find a job. It's unclear whether drugs were a factor in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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Wilmington Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Wilmington News Journal
October 12, 2004. May 7, 2019; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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