Elter Loaners Deshotel
Deshotel, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 05/15/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/11/1934 (87)
Age at the time of disappearance: 54 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, blue jeans and tan leather work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Deshotel's nickname is Jack. He has a one-inch scar on his right eyebrow.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Deshotel was last seen leaving his residence on south River Road outside Oberlin, Louisiana on May 15, 1988. At 11:00 a.m., he left to pick huckleberries in the southeastern part of the West Bay Game ManAge at the time of disappearance: ment Area, by Little Mill Creek, about two and a half miles from his home. He was carrying a white five-gallon bucket, a gallon jug of water and a yellow pocket knife, but no identification.
Deshotel never returned and has never been heard from again. His vehicle was found parked on the roadside at the location where he planned to go berry-picking. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.
Other information and links : ncy
Allen Parish Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
The Kinder Courier News
The Oakdale Journal
The Town Talk
October 12, 2004. December 12, 2019; middle name added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map