Phillip Anthony Ferris
Ferris, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 08/20/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Mill Valley, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/09/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black cotton button-up long-sleeved shirt, possibly a green turtleneck, a white t-shirt or undershirt, tan shorts, sneakers or blue boots, and a silver wedding band with the inscription "I love you May 20, 2006."
Medical conditions : Ferris was suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Ferris has the following tattoos: the phrase "Who loves you? Who do you love?" on the inside of his left bicep, the Chinese symbol Tao on his right foot, a fish on the left side of his ribcAge at the time of disappearance: , and three dancing men on the lower right side of his abdomen. He has keloid growths on his right shoulder and left ear. Ferris's nickname is Phil.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ferris was last seen at approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 20, 2006 at his residence in the vicinity of Madrone Park Circle in Mill Valley, California.
His borrowed white Ford F-150 was located abandoned that same day, at Pole 76 of the Golden Gate Bridge. There was no sign of Ferris at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing a man matching his description park the car and jump off the west side of the bridge.
Ferris was born in Illinois, graduated from Bergan High School and attended Eastern Illinois University and the University of San Diego, where he studied marine biology. He is childless, but he got married several months before his disappearance. Ferris is presumed to be deceased.
Other information and links : ncy
Marin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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