Richard Lee Clark

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Above: Clark, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 2005 from Pleasanton, Kansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1937
  • Age: 67 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray/white hair, brown eyes. Clark is missing all of his teeth except the front ones. His nickname is Papa.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt, blue jeans, a leather belt, gray sneakers and a black stainless steel wind-up watch.
  • Medical Conditions: Clark suffers from diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease. As a result of his conditions, he may not know his identity or how to go home or contact his loved ones.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Clark was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. on October 16, 2005 at his daughter's residence in the vicinity of the 13000 block of Quinn Road in Pleasanton, Kansas. There was a family gathering there at the time. He has never been heard from again. Dogs tracked his scent to the highway, where they lost it.

    Clark is a retired truck driver and his family believes his dementia may make him think he is still a truck driver. He may be traveling across the country with truck drivers and is possibly unaware he is missing. Skeletal remains found in Mesquite, Texas were thought to be his, but DNA testing ruled out this possibility. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Linn County Sheriff's Department
    913-795-2666

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Project Jason
    Land Line Magazine

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 2, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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