Gary Chadwick Acord Barfield
Barfield, approximately 2016; Tattoo on Barfield's lower arm
Date reported missing : 05/12/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2 - 6'3, 280 - 300 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An orange shirt and brown shorts.
Medical conditions : Garfield may have been depressed at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Barfield has two dragon tattoos, one on the inside of his lower right arm and the other on his upper right arm. A photo of the lower arm tattoo is posted with this case summary. Barfield's nickname is Chad.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barfield was last seen in Hamilton, Ohio on May 12, 2016. He worked at the Burger King restaurantÂ on Highway 129 in Liberty Township, Ohio at the time. He left a note behind saying he was quitting his job, and disappeared, leaving his phone, wallet, identification, credit cards, laptop computer and other belongings behind at home. He has never been heard from again. His red 1997 Pontiac Sunfire with the Ohio license plate number FYY1245 was found abandoned on Interstate 75 south at mile marker 23 in Kentucky, near the Tennessee border.
At the time of his disappearance, Barfield was in regular touch with his family. They stated he wasn't involved with drugs, didn't drink alcohol and didn't seem to be having any problems in his life. His stepsister says he enjoyed making friends on the internet using his laptop. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Hamilton Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Ohio Attorney General's Office
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