Gene Wesley Lysle
Lysle, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 06/13/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/10/1954 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white sleeveless shirt, blue jeans, a blue bandana and lace-up work boots.
Medical conditions : Lysle is an alcoholic. He has been diagnosed with asthma and emphysema and has previously been hospitalized for his conditions. He may be in need of medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, brown eyes. Lysle's left ear is pierced. He has a tattoo of a skull with a hat on his inner left forearm and a tattoo of a star between his left thumb and forefinger. His four upper front teeth are missing.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lysle's mother dropped him off at a rest stop on Ohio Route 213 on June 13, 2004. He was planning to attend a Lynyrd Skynyrd music concert at the Post Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania and told his mother he would hitchhike the rest of the way there.
A couple later stated that they picked him up after the concert and dropped him off at the intersection of Market and Fourth Streets in East Liverpool, Ohio, near his home. He has never been heard from again.
Lysle had a troubled life prior to his disappearance; he worked odd jobs and served occasional jail sentences. He dropped out of high school and got a GED.
His mother stated that he occasionally dropped out of sight but was never gone for more than a few days and always stayed in contact with his family. She believes he met with foul play, but little evidence is available in Lysle's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Wellsville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Beaver County Times and the Allegheny Times
The Lisbon Morning Journal
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October 12, 2004. January 30, 2006; middle name, DOB : , height, weight, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.