Willard Thomas Marks
Marks, approximately 2005
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/10/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 55 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 200 pounds
Medical conditions : Marks suffers from mental illness.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue/gray eyes. Marks may have a mustache and/or beard. His nickname is Tom.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Marks was last seen in Topeka, Kansas on July 10, 2005. Police saw him trying to hitchhike and dropped him off at 6th and Croco. A caseworker at Valeo Behavioral Health reported him missing in October after being unable to contact him for several months.
Marks has previously been hospitalized at the state psychiatric hospital in Colorado, as well as receiving mental health services in Kansas. He had spoken about wanting to go to Denver, Colorado, and he had enjoyed visiting Boulder, Colorado in the past. He may be in Oskaloosa, Kansas. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Topeka Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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