Clifford D. Sharp

Above: Sharp, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1989 from Columbia, Tennessee
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 145 - 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Sharp is mentally disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sharp was last seen in Columbia, Tennessee sometime in September 1989. He was en route to cash a Social Security check when he vanished. He has never been heard from again. Sharp's mother didn't file a missing persons report for him, as she believed he was alive and would one day return home.

    The body of an unidentified male homicide victim was found in the Duck River in September 1989. The corpse had been weighted with stones and was found by fishermen only one and a half miles from where Sharp was raised. In 2009, Sharp's sister contacted police and said her brother resembled a facial reconstruction of the John Doe. Authorities believed the dead man was Sharp, but the DNA did not match. The Duck River victim remains unidentified.

    Sharp's sister describes her brother as a friendly young man who enjoyed playing basketball. She said he developed a mental disability after having a reaction to some medication. He has never been located.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maury County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    NewsChannel 5
    The Columbia Daily Herald
    KTBS 3 News
    KSLA News 12


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 21, 2016; middle initial, height and weight added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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