Garfield James Meekins

Above: Meekins, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 6, 1999 from Baltimore, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1918
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'4, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair turning to white, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A size 16 multicolored striped shirt, blue dress pants, a belt, black socks, black dress shoes, a black hat, a gold watch, and a gold ring.
  • Medical Conditions: Meekins has Alzheimer's Disease as well as a heart condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Meekins was last seen at approximately 4:00 p.m. on September 6, 1999 at his residence in the vicinity of the 800 block of Cooks Lane in Baltimore, Maryland. He left his home to drive to the local store and never returned. His gold four-door 1993 Honda Accord was found abandoned in a farmer's front yard on Fort Davis Road in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, approximately 85 miles northwest of Baltimore, the day after his disappearance. There was no sign of Meekins at the scene and he has never been heard from again. His case remains unsolved, but he is presumed dead.


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


    Source Information
    Baltimore Police Department
    The Baltimore Sun
    The Hagerstown Herald Mail


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 9, 2013; clothing/jewelry description, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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