Richard Earl Trimble

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Above Images: Trimble, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 8, 2007 from Wetumpka, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 198 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Trimble's nickname is Zero.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue shirt and Nike shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Trimble was last seen at his residence in Wetumpka, Alabama at approximately midnight on October 8, 2007. He was accompanied Joey Dale Ward, described as a 27-year-old Caucasian male. A photograph of Ward is posted below this case summary. The men were traveling in a blue and tan 1987 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Trimble has never been heard from again, and Ward disappeared about a week after Trimble did and has yet to be located.

    Ward has active warrants out for his arrest on charges of burglary and theft. Authorities believe foul play is possible in his case, as it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Trimble is a military veteran. He is married, has three children and was unemployed at the time he went missing. His disappearance remains unsolved.

    Above: Joey Dale Ward


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


    Source Information
    Alabama Department of Public Safety
    WFSA 12 News
    Elmore County Sheriff's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 5, 2015; picture added.

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