Donald Arlen Ping
Ping, approximate photo date 2002
Missing since: 01/25/2002
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 08/20/1959 (60)
Age at time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight: 6'1, 165 - 178 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: Gray slacks, a black jacket, a black tie, a dark-colored parka, dark-colored socks and black loafers.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Ping's left ear is pierced and is right heel has been previously crushed. He has burn scars on his left shoulder and the left side of his neck. Ping's nickname is Donnie.
Details at time of disappearance: Ping was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. on January 25, 2002, leaving his place of work, Elder-Beerman, in the vicinity of the 2900 block of Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, Ohio. His usual routine was to take a bus to his Wayne Avenue home after work. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.
Ping had been employed by Elder-Beerman for sixteen years prior to his disappearance. He was known as a good employee and a nice dresser who wore suits to work. His bank account was never touched after his disappearance. Few details are available in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Dayton Police Department
Other information: NamUs
The Dayton Daily News
Ohio Attorney General's Office
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated February 27, 2018 details of disappearance updated.