Donald Ray Billings

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Above Images: Billings, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 14, 1997 from Marion, Virginia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 16, 1966
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Billings may have a mustache. He has a gap between his upper front teeth. His nickname is Donnie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Jeans and low-cut brown shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Billings was involved in an automobile accident on Route 16 near the Hungry Mother Grocery. in Marion, Virginia at 5:00 p.m. on February 14, 1997. He had been driving his sister's car. He did not appear to be injured in the accident and he told the other driver involved that he was all right. Billings walked away from the scene of the crash, down the road towards Mitchell Valley. He has never been heard from again. Weather conditions were cold and icy on the day of his disappearance.

    It is believed that Billings may have hitched a ride with a truck driver at the Village Truck Stop along Interstate 81 in Atkins, Virginia. Atkins is located between Bristol and Roanoke, Virginia. Few details are available in Billings's case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Smyth County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    North American Missing Persons Network
    Project Jason
    The Roanoke Times
    The Smith County News


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 6, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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