Perry Juerrell Stokes
Stokes, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 08/24/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/02/1962 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'10, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly blue jeans, no shirt, a camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print hat, size 9 or 9 1/2 tan boots, a gold chain necklace with an emblem of a winged horse inside a circle, and a brown belt with a German eagle buckle. The buckle may have the words "white brass" and possibly Stokes's Social Security number engraved on the back. At the time of his disappearance, Stokes may have been carrying an unknown number of rings for possibly resale.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Stokes may go by his middle name, Juerrell, or the nickname Buck. He has a two-inch spleen surgery scar running from his breastbone to his navel, and he has a flat place on the back right side of his head.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stokes was last seen in Elkton, Kentucky on August 24, 1982. He had gone squirrel hunting that day, then went to a friend's trailer at 1:30 p.m., leaving his hunting gear in his father's car. He told his father to go home and that he'd come later.
His friend stated he left at 3:00 p.m. to walk the three-quarter-mile distance home. There was a lightning storm in the area at that time. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.
His friends suggested he traveled to Florida or to Nashville, Tennessee. According to his father, he was involved with drugs and some drug associates had threatened him prior to his disappearance. His father said they enjoyed a close relationship and Stokes always kept him informed of his whereabouts.
Stokes's mother had died earlier in 1982 and his father is now also deceased. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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