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David, approximately 1971
Date reported missing : 02/07/1971
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/29/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 220 - 240 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An off-white shirt and dark-colored pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : David was last seen in the 2600 block of Lola Lane in Shreveport, Louisiana on February 7, 1971. He was en route to a school function at Centenary College at the time, and may have decided to hitchhike there. He was a senior at Byrd High School at the time of his disappearance, and may have been attending a Homecoming event at the college. He apparently never arrived there and has never been heard from again.
His family stated he had no reason to leave home, and he left behind his senior class ring and $200 in his bank account, which has been untouched since 1971. His family never believed he left of his own accord. Foul play is suspected in David's case, which remains unsolved.
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Shreveport Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
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October 12, 2004. December 27, 2020; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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