Phillip Miles Chavis
Chavis, approximately 1989
Date and time person was reported missing : 02/08/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Red Springs, North Carolina
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/10/1967 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Brown work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Chavis has a tattoo on his left arm and a scar on the front of his scalp. His nickname is Phil.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Chavis was last seen at his father's home on Route 2 in Red Springs, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. on February 8, 1989. He left his own home, also on Route 2, locked with the television set and lights on. He has never been heard from again.
Chavis had a driver's license in 1989 but didn't own any vehicles. He is a skilled craftsman and worked part-time for his father as a cabinetmaker. Authorities believe he may have been murdered and his body buried. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Robeson County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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