Riley Floyd Thomas

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Above Images: Riley, circa 2000


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 31, 2000 from Lufkin, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 11, 1923
  • Age: 76 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 265 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Riley has scars on both of his knees.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white gold watch and a mason's ring.
  • Medical Conditions: Riley suffers from congestive heart failure and Parkinson's Disease. He was homebound as a result of his conditions.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Riley's son, Richard Floyd Thomas, told authorities that he dropped his father off at a bus station in Lufkin, Texas on January 31, 2000. Riley was scheduled to travel to Houston, Texas and transfer buses in Port Arthur, Texas. He never arrived as planned and has not been heard from again. His ex-daughter-in-law reported him as a missing person on April 6, 2000, more than two months after he was last seen. He may have traveled to Louisiana or Oklahoma.

    Richard Thomas moved to Oklahoma around the time of his father's disappearance. He was later convicted of forging his father's name to cash checks on Riley's bank accounts, and is considered a suspect in his father's disappearance. Riley is presumed deceased and foul play is suspected, but his body has never been found. He is a retired correctional officer.


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


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    The Beaumont Enterprise


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 27, 2013; picture added, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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