Paul Ward Cain
Cain, approximately 2007; Carlos D. Huntley
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/22/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/06/1932 (89)
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Cain is diabetic.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blue eyes. Cain is bald. He has a prosthetic leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Cain was last seen in Orlando, Florida on December 22, 2007. He has no known family and lived with a caretaker.
The police began investigating his disappearance when concerned neighbors told them they hadn't seen him for awhile. Authorities stated they had found indications of foul play in Cain's home and feared he may be dead. They also found his 1999 Toyota Camry a few blocks from his home.
Cain's caretaker, James Ellis, supposedly provided conflicting information after Cain's disappearance. Ellis and a friend, Carlos D. Huntley, were subsequently arrested on unrelated charges. Huntley is also a person of interest in Cain's disappearance, and investigators said they wanted to question Elvis Gainey as well. A photo of Huntley is posted with this case summary.
Cain's disappearance is being treated as a homicide, but no charges have been filed in his case; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Orange County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Orlando Sentinel
October 12, 2004. October 25, 2010; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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