Larry Joe Ardley
Ardley, approximate photo date 1998
Missing since: 02/28/1998
Leon County, Florida
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 05/29/1958 (61)
Age at time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight: 6'2, 190 pounds
Medical Conditions Ardley is schizophrenic and requires medication to regulate his condition. He may become a danger to himself or to others if he does not take his medication.
Other characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Ardley had a beard at the time of his disappearance. He may use the last names Wall and/or Jones. Ardley has a half-inch scar under his left eyebrow and scars on his back, right thigh and left shoulder. He walks with a limp and some of his teeth are missing.
Details at time of disappearance: Ardley was last seen by his sister when he visited her office on Apalachee Parkway in Leon County, Florida on February 28, 1998. Authorities believe he was responsible for accidentally burning down his mother's home. He disappeared shortly after the fire.
He may have been sighted on the afternoon of April 1, 1998 near Mike's Beer Barn on west Tennessee Street. This sighting occurred nearly two months after Ardley initially vanished, and there have not been any sightings since.
Ardley is a Navy veteran. He was known to frequent the west Tennessee Street area near Florida State University at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Leon County Sheriff's Office
Other information: Leon County Sheriff's Office
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Tallahassee Democrat
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated October 22, 2018 details of disappearance updated.