Messier, approximately 2006; Messier's truck
Date reported missing : 10/15/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'0, 230 - 275 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black and blue plaid button-up shirt, blue jeans and possibly a hat.
Medical conditions : Messier was depressed and suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Messier's nicknames are Donnie and Bubba. He had a mustache and goatee at the time of his disappearance. He has a scar on his chin and surgical scars on both wrists for carpal tunnel surgery.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Messier was last seen at a party in Waitsfield, Vermont at 2:00 a.m. on October 15, 2006. He left the gathering driving his red 1997 Ford F-150 dual cab pickup truck and has never been heard from again.
The vehicle has the Vermont license plate number BGG890, a dual exhaust, a moon visor, a black tonneau cover, and the NASCAR numbers 27, 07 and 08 displayed in the rear window. A photograph of it is posted with this case summary. It has never been located, and since his disappearance his bank accounts, credit cards and cellular phone have been inactive.
Messier was reported missing on October 18, three days after he was last seen, after he missed two days of work at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters without calling in. His family described him as a hard worker and a "homeboy" who rarely traveled anywhere. The only out-of-state trip he had ever taken was in the fifth grade, when his father's work briefly took the family to Florida.
Messier was depressed at the time of his disappearance due to his recent divorce and had been hospitalized for this in August 2006; his loved ones fear he may have harmed himself. Foul play is not suspected in his case, but it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning and there are concerns for his safety. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Vermont State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
The Stowe Reporter
The Barre Times and Montpelier Argus
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