Ronald Reed Duck Jr.

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Above Images: Duck, circa 1995

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 14, 1995 from Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 13, 1973
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9 - 5'11, 160 - 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Duck has an olive complexion. He has a tattoo of dark-winged duck on the left side of his chest and a colored dragon tattoo on his left thigh. He has a surgical scar on the center of his chest as the result of childhood open-heart surgery and a scar down the front of his left leg. Duck's nickname is Ronnie. He smoked menthol cigarettes in 1995; his favorite brand was Newport.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue-gray plaid shirt, a red and black or brown plaid flannel jacket, light blue jeans, brown leather ankle boots and possibly a gold puzzle ring.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Duck was serving as a United States Navy electronics technician third class in 1995. He was last seen at approximately 3:30 a.m. on February 14, 1995, about fifty yards from his ship in the vicinity of the United States Naval Station in Pascagoula, Mississippi. He and another sailor were on their way to their ship at the time. Duck has never been heard from again. He may have been carrying a silver Zippo lighter engraved with the words "Ronnie Best Friends Scott" at the time of his disappearance. Duck's maroon truck was later found in the port's parking lot. The floor of the vehicle was muddy.

    Duck left behind a pregnant wife when he disappeared. She gave birth to his daughter six weeks later. He was devoted to his wife and his relatives and kept in close touch with them, but none of them have heard from him since 1995. At the time he went missing, Duck was expecting to be discharged from the Navy for medical reasons. He said he was afraid for his life; he had recently testified against a sailor who was given a less than honorable discharge for drug use, and was reportedly threatened afterwards.

    Duck disappeared under suspicious circumstances. The Navy originally listed him as absent without leave (AWOL), but shortly after his disappearance his case was reclassified as a missing person. He frequented billiard parlors and bars equipped with pool tables in 1995. Duck is originally from Alabama. Duck's mother believes he met with foul play. An infant daughter was born to him a month after his disappearance. Duck's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Headquarters
    202-433-9225

    OR
    800-479-9685

    OR
    NCIS Resident Agency
    Pensacola, Florida
    904-452-3835

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    Source Information
    Naval Criminal Investigative Service
    Missing Persons Cybercenter
    The Doe Network
    Ronald Reed Duck, Jr.
    The Sun Herald

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 2, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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