Paul Edward Buckley
Buckley, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 04/01/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/19/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Buckley was last seen in Spokane, Washington on April 1, 1997. He traveled back and forth between that city and Highwood, Montana. Buckley boarded a Greyhound bus for an unknown destination on the day of his disappearance. He told one of his daughters that he would return in time for a family reunion in Cozad, Nebraska, but he didn't show up and he's never been heard from again.
Buckley is a graduate of Whitworth University. He has experience with roofing and driving big rigs. He may be working for a ministry somewhere. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Spokane County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Washington State Missing Persons
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