Earl Bubba Kidder Jr.
Kidder, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 03/28/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/09/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 195 pounds
Medical conditions : Kidder suffers from chronic pain for unspecified reasons. He sees a doctor regularly for pain manAge at the time of disappearance: ment.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kidder has a dimple on his chin and a large scar on his right arm near the elbow. He uses the name Bubba.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kidder was last seen in Opelousas, Louisiana on March 28, 2010. He went on a weekend fishing trip to the Sherburne Wildlife ManAge at the time of disappearance: ment Area with two friends, Chad Pitre and Riki Armand.
On the day of his disappearance, he called his mother and said the fishing was going well and he was having a good time. The following day, Kidder was supposed to go to a doctor's appointment, but he never showed up. He has never been heard from again.
Pitre stated he last saw Kidder at their campsite on Big Alabama Road. He said he went to sleep between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., and when he woke up the next morning Kidder was gone and so was Pitre's car, a gold Mitsubishi compact.
Later that week, the car was found abandoned on a remote road in a wooded area near the Little Alabama Bayou. It had been burned beyond recognition, and authorities determined the fire was arson.
Kidder's fishing partners were questioned extensively by police and stated they had no idea what happened to him. His family believes he met with foul play, as it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. His case remains unsolved.
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Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
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