David Wayne Mize
Mize, approximately 1989; Mize's truck
Date reported missing : 04/18/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Olive Branch, Mississippi
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue t-shirt with one pocket, khaki pants and Reebok sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, gray eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mize was last seen at his parents' home in Olive Branch, Mississippi on April 18, 1989. He has never been heard from again. Two days later, his blue Ford F-150 pickup truck with the Mississippi license plate number 8AD7938 was found abandoned at Turtle Creek Apartments in Memphis, Tennessee. Photos of the vehicle are posted with this case summary. Few details are available in Mize's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Desoto County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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