Terry Allen Shepherd

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Above Images: Shepherd, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 10, 2000 from Akron, Ohio
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 13, 1963
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8 - 5'9, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Shepherd has scars on his forehead near his hairline and on the top of his head, and scars from surgery to repair a cleft palate. He had a brown beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green sweatshirt and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Shepherd is epileptic and suffers from seizures as a result of his condition. He was not taking his medication as required at the time of his 2000 disappearance. Shepherd is also an alcoholic and has a history of public intoxication. He may be suffering from mental illness.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Shepherd was last seen in Akron, Ohio on September 10, 2000. His brother gave him ten dollars and dropped him off at the intersection of Triplett Boulevard and south Arlington Street. Shepherd was homeless and did not have a permanent address at the time of his disappearance; he often slept in a cardboard box under bridges. He had just completed a 90-day court-ordered residential treatment program for his alcoholism. He normally contacted his sister every other day, but she has not heard from him since the date he vanished. He also hasn't renewed the health card he used to obtain his epilepsy medicine.

    Shepherd dropped out of West Junior High School in the ninth grade. He has a history of trouble with the law and had spent a total of eight years in prison for various offenses, including robbery, assault, theft, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Akron Police Department
    330-375-2530

    OR
    330-375-3149

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    Source Information
    Akron Police Department
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    NamUs
    Ohio Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 28, 2012; picture added.

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