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Danney Ellis Woosley

Missing Person Case September 2021

Woosley at Age at the time of disappearance: 16 (about three years prior to his disappearance; more recent photo are unavailable)

Date reported missing : 01/01/1984

Missing location (approx) :
Reno, Nevada
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'11, 150 - 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Woosley's nickname is Dan. His lower right leg from below the knee has been amputated.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Woosley was last seen Reno, Nevada sometime in 1984 or 1985. He went to North Hollywood, California with a friend, riding a Yamaha off-road motorcycle. He has never been heard from again and was reported missing on August 25, 1985.
When Woosley's father died in 2011 and his stepmother died in 2019, Woosley was listed in both obituaries as having survived them. Few details are available in his case.

Other information and links : ncy

Washoe County Sheriff's Office

September 2021 updates and sources

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