Phillip Jason Modlin
Modlin, approximately 2004
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/17/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/30/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'11, 230 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, a yellow jersey, blue jeans, sneakers or Timberland boots, a black and white baseball cap, and diamond stud earrings set in gold.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Modlin has a birthmark on his neck and tattoos on both calves and both arms. He has a dark mark about one and a half inches long on the back of his left thigh. Modlin goes by his initials, is P.J. His ears are pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Modlin was last seen at approximately 8:30 a.m. on February 17, 2004, at his residence in the vicinity of the 2900 block of Marsha Lane in Dayton, Ohio. He has never been heard from again.
Modlin's family members do not believe he left of his own accord; he had daily cellular phone contact with his mother prior to going missing, but she has not heard from him since his disappearance. He was a student at Dayton Barber College in 2004. His case remains unsolved.
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Dayton Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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