Glen Ray Cook Jr.
Cook, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 06/11/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 210 pounds
Medical conditions : Cook suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and was supposed to be taking medication to control his condition, but he had stopped taking it prior to her disappearance and began acting increasingly paranoid. He heard voices and believed people were spying on him. It's possible Cook was using methamphetamines at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Cook has a scar near his left eye and a tattoo on his left hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cook was last seen in Fort Smith, Arkansas on June 11, 2012. That day he was riding in his niece's car when he demanded she stop because they were being "followed by Asians."
After she stopped, he checked the trunk of the car and underneath it before he allowed her to proceed. She dropped him off at his home and he has never been heard from again.
On the morning of June 19, Cook's maroon 1998 Hyundai Accent was found in the Muldrow Bottoms area at the Mayo Dam, stuck on a sand bar in the Arkansas River. According to witnesses, it had been at that location since at least June 16. A search of the river turned up no evidence, however.
Cook is missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is suspected in his disappearance. Since he went missing he hasn't accessed his bank accounts or refilled any of his prescriptions. His case remains unsolved.
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