Jackie Edward Orders

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Above: Orders, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 19, 2003 from Morganton, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Orders has previously broken both of his wrists.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears jeans, work boots, t-shirts and a fleece jacket or flannel shirt.
  • Medical Conditions: Orders suffers from high blood pressure and gout. He takes medication to control both conditions.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Orders was last seen in Morganton, North Carolina on November 19, 2003. He planned to travel to Florida, via Georgia, to visit relatives. He packed all of his belongings, including his medication and identification, and left. Orders never arrived to see his family in Florida and has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on December 23, a little over a month after he was last seen.

    Orders is described as a free spirit who frequently moved between friends' homes, spending only a few days at a time with each of them. In spite of his lifestyle, it's highly uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family for this long. He was employed as a pipefitter at the time of his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Burke County Sheriff's Office
    828-438-5500

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    Source Information
    Burke County Sheriff's Office
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The News Herald

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 30, 2008; details of disappearance updated.

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