Brucks, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 04/10/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Jefferson City, Missouri
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/25/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 165 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan vest, a black turtleneck, jeans with a hole in the knee, and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Brucks has a history of alcohol and prescription drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Brucks wears wire-rimmed eyeglasses. His nickname is Doug.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brucks was last seen when his mother dropped him off at the Country Kitchen restaurant in Jefferson City, Missouri on the evening of April 10, 1995. He planned to meet an unidentified person there.
On April 11, Brucks called his mother and said he was "at the lake" and someone else was going to give him a ride home. He was supposed to drive his mother and his mother's friend to St. Louis, Missouri that day, but never showed up. He has never been heard from again.
At the time he went missing, Brucks was carrying a $5,000 check from an insurance policy. The check was later cashed in Columbia, Missouri. The identity of the person who cashed the check is known, but the individual's name has not been publicly released.
He had struggled with addiction for about ten years prior to his disappearance; he'd been through rehabilitation several times but couldn't stay clean. His sister believes it's possible someone Brucks met in one of the addiction treatment programs harmed him.
Brucks left behind a young son. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear, but foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Jefferson City Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Jefferson City Area Crimestoppers
Missouri State Highway Patrol
The Fulton Sun
October 12, 2004. June 14, 2016; Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.