Stephen Douglas Hamshire
Hamshire, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 03/24/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/05/1970 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark blue t-shirt with the letters "USA" printed on it, blue jeans and white sneakers with the Texas Longhorn symbol on the backs and sides of both shoes.
Medical conditions : Hamshire is mentally disabled and autistic, and he may be confused or disoriented as a result of his conditions. He requires prescription medication that he doesn't have with him. Hamshire is classified as disabled, but his family stated he is high-functioning.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Hamshire has a birthmark on his right wrist. He appears to be much younger than his actual Age at the time of disappearance: . Hamshire may have four to five days' growth of facial hair. His hair was cut in a Beatle style at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hamshire was last seen walking out of his family's Silsbee, Texas home on March 24, 2007. He may have been wearing a Walkman and headphones at the time of his disappearance.
He was going to take a walk around town, something he did frequently. He has never been heard from again. Dogs tracked his scent to Highway 327 near the VillAge at the time of disappearance: Creek Bridge, but Hamshire was never found.
Hamshire's family described him as very high-functioning for someone with his conditions. He enjoys reading, watching movies, working with electronics and listening to many types of music. His family stated he had a strict daily routine and would not deviate from his schedule unless something was wrong.
He had moved with his parents to Silsbee in 2005; prior to that, they lived in Austin, Texas. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Silsbee Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
The Beaumont Enterprise
October 12, 2004. October 24, 2008; two pictures added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: , Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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