Mitchell Manns

Above: Manns, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 16, 1990 from Martin, Kentucky
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 23, 1951
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 300 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, blue work pants and blue All-Star sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Manns was last seen at the Triangle Mart in Martin, Kentucky on March 16, 1990. He was supposedly en route to McDowell Hospital, but never arrived there and has never been heard from again.

    There was speculation that Harry Eugene Hale was connected to Manns's disappearance. Hale was convicted of credit card fraud in 1993 after he used a card belonging to Christoph Zahn, who disappeared from Georgia in 1992. Hale had a reputation for stalking bus stations and highways searching for young male transients. He is suspected of drugging and sexually assaulting young men in several states. Some of Zahn's belongings were found in Hale's mother's home. He has not been charged in connection with Zahn or Manns's disappearances, however.

    Manns lived in Allen, Kentucky in 1990. Foul play is suspected in his case. It remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kentucky State Police


    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Floyd County Times
    The Lexington Herald-Leader
    Kentucky State Police


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 21, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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