Donald Arlen Ping

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Above Images: Ping, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 25, 2002 from Dayton, Ohio
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 20, 1959
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 165 - 178 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Ping's left ear is pierced and is right heel has been previously crushed. He has burn scars on his left shoulder and the left side of his neck. Ping's nickname is Donnie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Gray slacks, a black jacket, a black tie, a dark-colored parka, dark-colored socks and black loafers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ping was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. on January 25, 2002, leaving his place of work, Elder-Beerman, in the vicinity of the 2900 block of Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, Ohio. His usual routine was to take a bus to his Wayne Avenue home after work. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again. Ping had been employed by Elder-Beerman for sixteen years prior to his disappearance. Few details are available in his case, which remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The Dayton Daily News
    Ohio Attorney General's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 28, 2011; picture and alternate weight added.

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