Duane Brian Murphy
Murphy, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 06/02/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1 - 6'2, 210 - 220 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Murphy has a tattoo of a cross on his right upper arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Murphy was last seen in Laredo, Texas on June 2, 2017. He is from Georgia and had traveled to Laredo on a business trip; he often had to travel for his job. He was staying at a hotel with coworkers.
Police responded to reports of a naked man screaming in the downtown area; it was Murphy. They took him to the hospital where he stayed overnight and was given a psychiatric evaluation in the morning. He was judged not to be dangerous to himself or others, and was released. After his release from the hospital, he disappeared. His coworkers found his phone, wallet and keys in hotel room.
The circumstances of Murphy's disappearance are unclear; he may have actually been across the border in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico when he disappeared. His family stated he has no prior history of erratic or unusual behavior. His case remains unsolved.
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Laredo Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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