Thomas Brent Hilliard
Hilliard, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 02/23/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/15/1941 (79)
Age at the time of disappearance: 61 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown checkered flannel shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Hilliard is bald on the crown of his head, with gray hair on the sides. He smokes cigars and chews on them. His left shoulder twitches. Hilliard is illiterate.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hilliard was last seen when he went to visit his wife at her nursing home in the vicinity of the 200 block of south Newtown Road in Norfolk, Virginia. He had visited his wife at least once a week for the past nine years, but he never visited her again after February 23. He has never been heard from again and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Norfolk Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Virginia State Police
October 12, 2004. January 27, 2017; picture added.
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