Doolan, approximately 2019
Date reported missing : 12/06/2019
Missing location (approx) :
New London, Connecticut
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/25/1960 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 59 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 190 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black winter coat, blue jeans and black or tan work boots. Possibly carrying a black backpack.
Medical conditions : Doolin has multiple mental health conditions and he has addiction issues, but he had been clean and sober for about eighteen months at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Doolan scars on his abdomen and back. He has a tattoo of a heart with a crooked knife on his bicep and a tattoo of trAge at the time of disappearance: dy/comedy masks on his shoulder. His nickname is Tom.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Doolan was last seen in New London, Connecticut on December 6, 2019. At the time of his disappearance, he was living in a sober living facility on Berkeley Avenue, but he thought he was about to be asked to leave. His family heard from him by text messAge at the time of disappearance: that morning. He left most of his belongings behind at the sober living facility and has never been heard from again.
Doolin has not accessed his bank account or used his EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card since his disappearance. These were his only source of income. His only means of transportation at the time of his disappearance was a black men's mountain bicycle with a flashlight taped to the handlebars with green duct tape. It's uncharacteristic of Doolin to leave without warning; he usually never went more than a few days without getting in touch with his daughter, and whenever he was admitted to any facilities he would have the staff call his daughter to let her know his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New London Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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