Daryle Keith Hams
Hams, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 08/18/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/20/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 44 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 175 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hams had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has a scar on his nose and a homemade tattoo of the words "Lake Inc" in blue ink on his shoulder or forearm. He is missing some teeth and is supposed to wear partial dentures, but these were left behind. He is missing his left thumb below the knuckle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hams was last seen in Spokane, Washington on August 18, 1998. He disappeared with a green, white and gold 1978 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with the Washington license plate number TC 1547, which is registered in the name of a female relative; it has a yellow hood which is not the original hood.
He has never been heard from again and a relative reported him missing on October 25. He left his expensive tools behind, which is uncharacteristic of him; he also left his dentures. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Spokane Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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