Stephen Wayne O’Neall

O'Neall, circa 2009

  • Missing Since 07/03/2009
  • Missing From Grants, New Mexico
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 06/09/1957 (62)
  • Age 52 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10 - 6'0, 150 - 175 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A t-shirt, blue jeans, a blue canvas shoes with a white side stripe, and a Texas Tech baseball cap.
  • Medical Conditions O'Neall has schizophrenia and requires medications to control his condition.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. O'Neall wears eyeglasses and he may have a beard or mustache. His teeth are stained black and his right lateral incisor is missing. He has a C-shaped scar on his right cheek.

Details of Disappearance

O'Neall lived with his mother in Lubbock, Texas at the time of his disappearance. On June 29, 2009, he left driving his white 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck with the Texas license plate number 50LMR9. He left a voice message for his mother saying he was going to Ruidiso, New Mexico. He later said he was headed for Las Vegas, Nevada.

Two days later, O'Neall called from Holbrook, Arizona and said he needed his medications, so his psychiatrist called in a prescription for a few days' worth of the drugs.

O'Neall's mother convinced him to come back home, and he was on his way when he called on July 3 and said he couldn't drive anymore. He said he was at a Dairy Queen restaurant at a truck stop near Grants, New Mexico and needed someone to come and get him. By the time his loved ones arrived, however, O'Neall was gone. He has never been heard from again and details are available in his case. Texas police are investigating.

Investigating Agency

  • Lubbock Police Department 806-775-2865

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 19, 2010; casefile added.