Walter Lee Brown
Brown, approximately 1993
Date and time person was reported missing : 06/10/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/19/1939 (81)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 285 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light blue short-sleeved pullover shirt, dark gray or black slacks, brown work boots and possibly an Acme Truck Lines baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes. Brown had a full beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has a scar on his forehead and a scar on his right hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Brown was last seen on Avenue A in Marrero, Louisiana on June 10, 1993. He was a radio dispatcher for a trucking company in New Orleans, Louisiana. When he left home that day, he said he planned to drive to Holt, Florida, about 250 miles east, to a visit a man. He has never been heard from again.
His Ford LTD was discovered abandoned at a rest stop along Interstate 10 in Holt on June 11. It was in good running condition and the keys were in the ignition. Brown has never been heard from again. Authorities aren't sure whether he drove the vehicle to Florida himself.
Prior to his disappearance, Brown had been an informant for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). He left some tapes in his vehicle that were recordings of conversations between himself and others; the tapes were in three bags marked "ATF Use Only." In some of the conversations, he said he feared for his life from the ATF, the FBI and a man he planned to visit in Holt.
Brown's wife filed a claim on her husband's life insurance within days of his disappearance; she stated she thought he must be dead because it would be uncharacteristic of him to "just take off." His wife moved to Florida after his disappearance.
Brown is a military veteran. His case remains unsolved.
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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. March 25, 2019; date of disappearance corrected, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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