Raymond Lee Shiflet
Shiflet, approximately 2012
Date and time person was reported missing : 04/15/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Federal Way, Washington
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/22/1964 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 47 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'3, 165 - 180 pounds
Medical conditions : Shiflet has physical and mental disabilities, including depression and a paranoid personality disorder, and is in need of medical attention. He needs to take medication which he doesn't have with him, and may become angry and paranoid without his medicine. He has had suicidal tendencies in the past.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond/brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Shiflet was last seen in Federal Way, Washington on April 15, 2012. He wandered away from the private care facility where he lived in the 3200 block of southwest 344th Street, and has never been heard from again.
Shiflet had left the facility twice before in 2011, but was found safe both times. He has family out of state, but they haven't heard from him since his April 2012 disappearance. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Federal Way Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Washington State Missing Persons Search
Washington State Patrol
The Federal Way Mirror
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