Dennis Lee Brown
Brown, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 11/24/1983
Missing location (approx) :
North Fort Myers, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/05/1940 (80)
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Brown's nickname is Denny. He had sideburns and a mustache at the time of his disappearance; they were gray. He wears upper and lower dentures. Brown's collarbone has previously been fractured.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brown was last seen on November 24, 1983 at his residence in the vicinity of the 1500 block of Slater Road in North Fort Myers, Florida. He left a note on his front door saying he was going out to run an errand and would be back soon. His vehicle, a green four-door 1973 Ford LTD sedan with Florida license plates, disappeared along with him and has never been recovered.
Brown left behind all his belongings, as well as two children. He owned his own business and seemed to be happy with his life when he was last seen. Foul play is suspected in Brown's disappearance.
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Lee County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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The Fort Myers News-Press
October 12, 2004. June 26, 2017; date of disappearance corrected, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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