David Sam Bartlett Jr.

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Above: Bartlett, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 18, 2009 from Swannanoa, North Carolina
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 18, 1973
  • Age: 35 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Bartlett's nickname is Beetle Juice. He has a goatee and his left ear is double-pierced. Bartlett has scars on his knees and a scar on his abdomen. He has the following tattoos: a cross on his left hand, a skull and a bat on his right forearm, a skull on his upper left arm, a flower and an Egyptian cross on his upper left arm, a heart on his right shoulder, a skull with flames, stars and bars on his left forearm, a tribal heart on the left side of his chest, a tribal vampire bat on his right forearm, a cross and the number 13.5 on his left shoulder, a chili pepper on his left calf, Harlequin masks on his right calf and a Confederate flag with a skull on his left arm. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted below this case summary.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and black cowboy boots with silver tips and chains on the heels.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bartlett was last seen leaving his mother's home in the 200 block of Max Metcalf Road in Swannanoa, North Carolina on August 18, 2009. He left with a friend named Don in a gray or green 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am. Barlett's mother reported him missing on August 28, after he missed a court appearance in Marion, North Carolina. Few details are available in his case.

    Tattoo 1 Tattoo 2 Tattoo 3
    Tattoo 4 Tattoo 5 Tattoo 6
    Above: Bartlett's tattoos

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Buncombe County Sheriff's Office
    828-250-4449

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    North Carolina Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 7, 2010; casefile added.

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