Hartford Hunter Dunn
Dunn, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 08/05/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/03/1927 (93)
Age at the time of disappearance: 76 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 189 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light blue short-sleeved jumpsuit, white socks, black shoes and possibly a black baseball cap.
Medical conditions : Dunn was in the early stAge at the time of disappearance: s of Alzheimer's Disease at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : African-American male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Dunn wore a long, gray beard at the time of his disappearance. He is a cigar smoker. His nickname is Sweet Papa.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dunn was last seen on August 5, 2004 at his daughter and son-in-law's residence where he lived in the vicinity of the 200 block of Private Road 4002, off Sue Belle Lake Road, in Marshall, Texas.
He is believed to have disappeared between midnight and 7:30 a.m.; Dunn's daughter woke up at 7:30 and found her father gone and the front door open.
Dunn had been living with his daughter and son-in-law for about three years prior to his disappearance. He has a brother living on Karnack Highway in Marshall and may have tried to visit him, but if so he never arrived there. His case remains unsolved.
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Harrison County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Marshall News Messenger
Texas Department of Public Safety
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