Mark Julian Oldbury Jr.

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Above: Oldbury, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 2, 2012 from Vidor, Texas
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 26, 1980
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'10, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Oldbury has a tattoo on his right upper arm at the shoulder. He has scars on his left index finger, lower abdomen and the right side of his left leg.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt and jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Oldbury is addicted to drugs. He may suffer from mental illness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Oldbury was last seen in Vidor, Texas on February 2, 2012. His uncle dropped him off at Mansfield Ferry Road at 4:00 p.m. so he could go on a solo fishing and camping trip. He has never been heard from again. Searchers found his clothes, shoes, backpack, wallet and fishing pole scattered over a wide area, but there was no sign of Oldbury himself.

    Oldbury has a drug problem and, in mid-January 2012, he spent three days in jail on a charge of public intoxication. On January 27, less than a week before his disappearance, the police took him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. On January 31, against his mother's wishes, the staff at the hospital deemed him well enough to go home and he was released into his uncle's care. Oldbury's mother stated her son was taking bath salts, a drug that can cause delusions, hallucinations and suicidal thoughts, and frequently claimed to be Jesus or King James.

    In February 2013, a year after his disappearance, Oldbury's family obtained a death certificate for him and held a memorial service. Investigators believe he drowned on his fishing trip. His body has never been found.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Office
    409-883-2612

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Beaumont Enterprise
    Orange County Sheriff's Office
    Texas EquuSearch
    Missing Persons of America

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 28, 2013; casefile added.

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