Thomas Elroid Spiers

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Above: Spiers, circa 1994

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 25, 1994 from St. Martin, Mississippi
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 17, 1953
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 200 - 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Spiers's nickname is Tony. He may spell his middle name "Elrod" and may use the alias names Chris Ransom, Thomas Ransom, Tony Ransom, Tony Stevens and/or Ricky Thomas. He chews Skoal tobacco and he has a scar on his left hand..
  • Medical Conditions: Spiers suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and has a history of prescription drug abuse. He has been hospitalized for his conditions several times in the past. He was taking daily doses of several medications, including tranquilizers and antidepressants, at the time of his disappearance. He left his medicine behind.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Spiers was last seen in St. Martin, Mississippi on August 25, 1994. That night he had dinner with his parents at their home on Goffville Road, three blocks away from his own home on Ruth Street. During the meal he told his parents he'd seen something he shouldn't have seen. Spiers worked with his father, harvesting oysters. The next day, when he didn't show up to work, his family went to his home to check on him and realized he was gone. His car was parked in front of his house with a rented videotape sitting on the roof, the door open, and his wallet and checkbook on the passenger seat. All the lights in his house were on and the television was turned on. Spiers left behind his keys, wallet, medication and chewing tobacco.

    Spiers's loved ones stated that despite his problems, it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning; they think he's deceased because they believe he would have called home if he could have. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jackson County Sheriff's Office
    228-769-3024

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    Source Information
    Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers
    The Biloxi Sun Herald
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 15, 2017; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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