Melvin Eugene Butler II

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Above Images: Butler, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 10, 2002 from Houston, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 17, 1955
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, green eyes. Butler had a mustache and a full beard at the time of his disappearance. He has scars near his left eyebrow and on his left cheek next to his eye. His nickname is Pud. Butler may wear trifocal eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears jeans, a plain t-shirt and sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Butler was last seen in the 10400 block of Alcott Street in Houston, Texas at 10:30 a.m. on March 10, 2002. He left that location driving a black Chevrolet pickup truck. He planned to travel to Sommerville or Brenham, Texas during the day, purchase a used Harley Davidson motorcycle and then return to his home in the 1000 block of Adventure Trail in Marble Falls, Texas.

    Butler never arrived at his destination and has not been heard from again. His truck was found abandoned, parked near a friend's house, not long after his disappearance. Butler's Texas driver's license was inside the vehicle, but his dog, named Lucky, was missing. Butler had been arrested multiple times on weapons charges prior to his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Houston Police Department


    Source Information
    Texas Department Of Public Safety
    Houston Police Department
    The Houston Chronicle


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 6, 2010; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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