Lowell Vern Daughenbaugh

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Above: Daughenbaugh, circa 1987

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 5, 1987 from Surry County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 16, 1948
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Daughenbaugh has a scar and a birthmark on his back. He may have a mustache or a beard. Daughenbaugh has the following tattoos on his body: a panther design, a heart with "Love Forever" imprinted across it, a devil design and a heart with the words "Mom, Dad" imprinted across it.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Daughenbaugh was last seen in Surry County, North Carolina on January 5, 1987. He was packing his belongings into his gold 1973 Chevrolet truck at the time. Daughenbaugh planned to drive to Houston, Texas to contact a friend in the city and search for employment as a tractor-trailer driver.

    Daughenbaugh never arrived in Texas and has not been seen again. His truck was found abandoned at the Dixie Truck Stop off of Interstate 77 in Charlotte, North Carolina in March 1987, two months after his initial disappearance. None of Daughenbaugh's belongings were inside the vehicle at the time of its discovery, but the keys were still in the ignition.

    Daughenbaugh has a criminal history, but there has not been any activity on his record since 1987. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Surry County Sheriff's Department
    336-401-8943

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    Source Information
    North Carolina State Bureau Of Investigation
    The News and Observer

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