Terry Dale Wallace
Wallace, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 11/17/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'7, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark green hooded sweatshirt, a plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Wallace has a small scar under his chin, a scar on his left wrist and a jagged one-inch scar on his knee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wallace was last seen in Youngwood, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1982. He walked out of Crusan's Bar on south Fourth Street at about 11:20 p.m. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.
Wallace left all his belongings behind, including his wallet, identification, his last paycheck and and his vehicle, a 1968 Mustang. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
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Westmoreland County Detectives
September 2021 updates and sources
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