Anthony, approximate photo date 1978 Age-progression to age 56 (approximate photo date 2018)
Missing since: 10/01/1978
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 02/07/1962 (58)
Age at time of disappearance: 16 years old
Height / Weight: 6'1 - 6'2, 135 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A western-style shirt and Levi's jeans.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Anthony's nickname is Tony. He wore a shoe size 10 1/2 or 11 and a pants size 28x34 or 28x35 in 1978. He has a small mole under his left eye near his nose, a cyst on his calf, and water on his knee.
Details at time of disappearance: Anthony was a sophomore at Southside High School when he was last seen in October of 1978. He left his mother's Fort Smith, Arkansas home to go live with friends in Cedarville, Arkansas. According to his friends, about three months later Anthony and a friend went to the friend's uncle's home in Hartshorne or McAlester, Oklahoma. When the uncle found out the police were looking for the boys, he asked them to leave.
Anthony and his friend then moved in with another man in the area, who had a reputation for sheltering transients and runaways. Police stopped by the man's home about an unrelated matter, but Anthony thought they had come to pick him up so he ran away.
Police were later unable to confirm that Anthony had ever been in Oklahoma, however. He may have traveled back to Fort Smith again sometime afterwards. He has never been heard from again. His loved ones have not heard from him since 1978.
Anthony's case was originally classified as a runaway, as he was a very independent teenager and had a history of periodically dropping out of sight. However, he has never been gone for very long and had always stayed in touch with his family before. They have not heard from him since 1978.
In 1980, the Fort Smith Police Department re-classified his case as a missing person case. Now, foul play is suspected in Anthony's disappearance.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Fort Smith Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Doe Network
North American Missing Persons Network
The Times Record
Texas Department of Public Safety
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated December 1, 2018 age-progression updated.