Philip James Medlin
Medlin, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 06/26/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/11/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A watch.
Medical conditions : Medlin takes prescription medication for depression. He doesn't have his medicine with him.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Medlin's name may be spelled "Phillip." He may have a beard or goatee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Medlin was last seen in Moscow, Idaho on June 26, 2008. He had dinner with a relative the previous day and then returned to the Super 8 motel where he'd been staying. He called his ex-wife at 3:00 a.m. on June 26; this is the last sign of him. He has never been heard from again.
He left all his belongings, including his medication, behind at a local motel, and he also left his car. Since his disappearance he hasn't accessed his investments, cashed any paychecks or paid any bills. Medlin divorced shortly before his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.
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Moscow Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
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