David Phillip Askew
Askew, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 02/03/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/05/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 55 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 180 - 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black shirt, blue jeans, black boots, a cross necklace and a ring with a saint symbol.
Medical conditions : Askew suffers from mental illness and sometimes hears voices as a result of his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Askew's nicknames are Dawoo and Popcorn. He has a tattoo of an eagle on his right shoulder and a tattoo of the name "Jill" on his chest. Askew may use the alias names David Phillips Asken, David F. ASkew, David Dawood, O. Dawood and/or X.D. Dawood.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Askew was last seen on Market Street in Redding, California on February 3, 2017. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Redding Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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