Dwayne Edwin Martin

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Above Images: Martin, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 11, 1987 from North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Martin's nickname is Duke.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Martin left Rob's Place, the diner where he worked in Sherwood, Arkansas, with an unidentified individual at 10:00 p.m. on December 11, 1987. He'd visited the business twice that day, first to pick up his $148 paycheck (which he subsequently cashed) and then to work his shift. Later he was reportedly seen at the Shorter Gardens apartment complex in the 800 block of north Beech Street in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He has never been heard from again.

    Martin had been discharged from the Marine Corps shortly before his disappearance, and lived in the 300 block of Elm Street, about a mile east of Shorter Gardens. Authorities think his case could be drug-related; there were reports that he used crack cocaine. Little information is available in his case, but it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning and his disappearance is being investigated as a possible homicide.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    North Little Rock Police Department


    Source Information
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    THV 11


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 28, 2016; casefile added.

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