Paul Lee Slinkard

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Above Images: Slinkard, circa 2007

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 2007 from Marble Falls, Texas
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 8, 1986
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Slinkard has a tattoo of the initials "J. R." on his upper left arm and a tattoo of the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker in the middle of his back. His nickname is J. R.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark olive-green shirt and beige cargo pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Slinkard was last seen in Marble Falls, Texas on June 27, 2007. He and a 20-year-old friend, Bradley Andrew McMellon, went out in McMellon's Jeep Cherokee and never returned. They had gone camping in Marble Falls and were on their way home to Leander, Texas. They were last seen near a low-water crossing in Smithwick.

    Authorities believe the men were caught in a flash flood at Hickory Creek, ten miles east of Marble Falls. Their Jeep was found off Ranch Road 1431, smashed and partly submerged in water. A pair of shorts and baseball cap belonging to one of the men was also located. On July 7, searchers recovered McMellon's body in Lake Travis. Slinkard's body has never been found, however. He will remain listed as a missing person until his remains are located.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    800-346-3243

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    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    KXAN News
    News 8 Austin
    USA Today

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 13, 2008; casefile added.

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