Skylar Cain Ware

Ware, circa 2020; Some of Ware's tattoos

  • Missing Since 05/10/2020
  • Missing From Kansas City, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Biracial, Black, White
  • Date of Birth 09/12/1994 (28)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 160 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Ware suffers from bipolar disorder and has drug addiction issues. He has struggled with mental health issues since he was ten years old, and had previously threatened to take his own life. Ware was prescribed medication, but he wasn't taking it as prescribed at the time of his disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Biracial (African-American/Caucasian) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ware has a tattoo under his right eye, a tattoo on the left side of his face near his ear, and a tattoo of the word "Love" on the left side of his forehead. He has a tattoo of an arrow on his wrist, and tattoos on his hand and fingers. Photos of some of Ware's tattoos are posted with this case summary. He has gauged piercings in his ears.

Details of Disappearance

Ware was last seen in Kansas City, Missouri on May 10, 2020. He contacted his mother to wish her a Happy Mother's Day. She was in the process of moving to Florida and didn't see her son often, but they kept in regular touch even though Ware did not have a cellular phone.

He never contacted her again, although the last date anyone saw him is unclear; he may have gone missing as late as June. He may have been with someone named "Chris" in the Blue Springs, Missouri area sometime in early- to-mid June.

Although police initially said they did not suspect foul play in his disappearance, Ware's mother has heard rumors that he was murdered, and she doesn't believe he left of his own accord. Investigators eventually agreed that Ware had probably met with foul play. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol 800-877-3452

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 11, 2021; casefile added.