Toby Ray Coleman

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Above Images: Coleman, circa 1997

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 19, 1997 from New Caney, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 9, 1979
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Coleman's nickname is Kutekenta. He has a scar near his left eye.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue and white Emmitt Smith #22 jersey, size 34x34 Wrangler MWZ13 blue jeans and brown lace-up hiking boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Coleman was last seen in New Caney, Texas on May 19, 1997. He got into a fight at a birthday party and a man cut his left forearm with a broken beer bottle and threatened to kill him. Coleman returned home with his arm wrapped up in a shirt and told his parents about the incident, but refused to go to the police. His parents cleaned and bandaged his arm and he left the house with a female companion and has never been heard from again. The police refused to accept a missing persons report until August 25; many agencies give this as the date of Coleman's disappearance. He had left home on prior occasions but always returned within a few days. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
    281-297-6507

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    NamUs
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
    Missing Persons of America

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 6, 2012; date of disappearance corrected, picture and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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