Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Chipley has a light-colored, oblong birthmark on his back over his left shoulder. His nickname is Chip. His birth name was Chipley Dale Lay.
Details at time of disappearance: Chipley and his friend, James Bess, lived in a boys' group home in the 1300 block of 13th Street in Ashland, Kentucky at the time they went missing. They ran away from the home on October 4, 1984 and haven't been seen since. Few details are available in their cases.
Chipley and one of his siblings were adopted by a Radcliff, Kentucky couple in 1980. Chipley went to live in the group home in 1983.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Ashland Police Department
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Our Missing Hearts
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated September 13, 2018 details of disappearance updated.