Randall Glynn Childs
Childs, approximately 2011
Date and time person was reported missing : 06/07/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 50 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 140 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Childs has a small scar on the left side of his nose. He had a light mustache and beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Childs was last seen in Detroit, Michigan on June 7, 2011. He and his girlfriend of one year,┬áKaren Young, were at Childs's apartment at the Roberts III building in the 3000 block of Grand River, along with some other people, when they got into an argument with each other.
Young made arrangements for her mother and a friend to pick her up, and left the apartment at 11:30 p.m. Childs followed her downstairs. Neither of them have ever been heard from again.
Childs had worked as a dishwasher at Pasquale's, a restaurant in Royal Oak, Michigan, but he lost his job when the restaurant closed shortly before his disappearance. He did not have access to a car.
There's no indication the couple planned to leave, and Childs left his toiletries behind. His family stated he normally kept in touch with his eleven siblings and it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. Childs and Young's cases remain unsolved.
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Detroit Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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