Earl Bubba Kidder Jr.

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Above Images: Kidder, circa 2010

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 28, 2010 from Opelousas, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 9, 1970
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Kidder has a dimple on his chin and a large scar on his right arm near the elbow. He uses the name Bubba.
  • Medical Conditions: Kidder suffers from chronic pain for unspecified reasons. He sees a doctor regularly for pain management.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kidder was last seen in Opelousas, Louisiana on March 28, 2010. He went on a weekend fishing trip to the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area with two friends, Chad Pitre and Riki Armand. On the day of his disappearance, he called his mother and said the fishing was going well and he was having a good time. The following day, Kidder was supposed to go to a doctor's appointment, but he never showed up. He has never been heard from again.

    Pitre stated he last saw Kidder at their campsite on Big Alabama Road. He said he went to sleep between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., and when he woke up the next morning Kidder was gone and so was Pitre's car, a gold Mitsubishi compact. Later that week, the car was found abandoned on a remote road in a wooded area near the Little Alabama Bayou. It had been burned beyond recognition, and authorities determined the fire was arson.

    Kidder's fishing partners were questioned extensively by police and stated they had no idea what happened to him. His family believes he met with foul play, as it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office
    225-694-9014

    OR
    St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office
    337-394-3071

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    KLFY News 10
    The Opelousas Daily World
    The Teche News
    Earl Kidder's MySpace Page

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 7, 2016; picture added.

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