Richard Lee Clark
Clark, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 10/16/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/30/1937 (83)
Age at the time of disappearance: 67 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black t-shirt, blue jeans, a leather belt, gray sneakers and a black stainless steel wind-up watch.
Medical conditions : Clark suffers from diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. As a result of his conditions, he may not know his identity or how to go home or contact his loved ones.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray/white hair, brown eyes. Clark is missing all of his teeth except the front ones. His nickname is Papa.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Clark was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. on October 16, 2005 at his daughter's residence in the vicinity of the 13000 block of Quinn Road in Pleasanton, Kansas. There was a family gathering there at the time. He has never been heard from again. Dogs tracked his scent to the highway, where they lost it.
Clark is a retired truck driver and his family believes his dementia may make him think he is still a truck driver. He may be traveling across the country with truck drivers and is possibly unaware he is listed as a missing person.
Skeletal remains found in Mesquite, Texas were thought to be his, but DNA testing ruled out this possibility. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Linn County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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