Douglas Gene Holway
Holway, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 10/14/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/22/1957 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 175 - 185 pounds
Medical conditions : Holway has an unspecified medical condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, brown eyes. Holway's hair on the crown of his head is thinning. He has scars on the top of his head.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Holway was last seen in the evening hours of October 14, 2004 at a family member's residence in the vicinity of the 6100 block of 56th Avenue east in Puyallup, Washington. He has never been heard from again. His white 1991 Ford Thunderbird was later located abandoned with the keys inside it on Forest Service Road 8.9 near Skate Creek Road in Lewis County, Washington.
Few details are available in Holway's disappearance; he is missing under unknown circumstances. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Pierce County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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