Ronald Sidney Shelley
Shelley, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 12/10/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/22/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 32 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 175 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Shelley is balding and has a mustache and long sideburns. He wears prescription eyeglasses and can't see well without them. He has a fusion of the fifth lumbar area of his back.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Shelley was last seen at a residence near 47 Street and Memorial Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 10, 1981. He has never been heard from again. He left his vehicle behind.
Shelley's eyeglasses and boots were located after his disappearance and blood was found spattered inside his home near 93rd East Avenue. Foul play is suspected in his case; authorities think he may have been murdered at the house he disappeared from. His disappearance remains unsolved.
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October 12, 2004. August 25, 2010; picture, DOB : , Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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