Duane Earl Lawrence
Lawrence, approximately 2019; Lawrence's tattoos
Date reported missing : 01/30/2019
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Bragg, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/06/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 52 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 200 pounds
Medical conditions : Lawrence has a history of addiction issues. He completed rehabilitation, but relapsed in 2018 and became homeless. A few days before he disappeared, he went to the hospital for treatment of an addiction-related problem.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lawrence has a tattoo of a red snake on his right upper arm near his shoulder, a tattoo of a green dragon on his left arm, and a tattoo of a black and gray design with scales on his chest. Photos of the tattoos are posted with this case summary. He had scars on his left wrist, his left shoulder and near his left eye. He had a gray beard at the time of his disappearance, and he may wear eyeglasses. He is missing some teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lawrence called his mother from the Dollar Tree in Fort Bragg, California at 6:00 p.m. on January 29, 2019; he said he was buying a flashlight at the store. He used the phone again through the following day; he called a college to enquire about enrollment, and attempted to contact a local friend. His call to his friend, at 10:06 p.m. on January 30, is the last time anyone heard from him.
He was transient and is believed to have been camping in the area at the time of his disappearance. Police weren't notified of Lawrence's disappearance until March 28. Little evidence is available in his disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Fort Bragg Police Department
Interactive Missing Person Search Map