Cole Younger Middleton
Middleton, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 08/13/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/14/1994 (26)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 185 pounds
Medical conditions : Middleton suffers from depression and drug addiction. His conditions caused erratic behavior and paranoia, and he may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. At the time of his disappearance, Middleton had large self-inflicted cuts on both his forearms. He has tattoos on his chest and both upper arms.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Middleton was last seen at the Stripes Convenience Store on Main Street in Gatesville, Texas on August 13 or 14, 2015. He has never been heard from again. He often disappeared for days or weeks at a time, so his family was initially unconcerned by his absence. After he didn't call his twin sister on their birthday in September, however, they began to worry and reported him missing.
According to his family, Middleton was afraid for his life at the time of his disappearance. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear, but he is believed to be in danger.
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Gatesville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. May 19, 2021; Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.