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1002DMNY - Duane Robert Talmon


Name: Duane Robert Talmon
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: October 30, 1974
Location Last Seen: Clarence, Erie County, New York

Physical Description

Date of Birth: August 3, 1958
Age: 16 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue Wrangler jeans, a shirt
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Black boots

Circumstances of Disappearance

Duane Talmon was a Spartan student at Williamsville North High School in 1974. On October 30 of that same year, Talmon called his mother and told her not to pick him up from school because he was going out with a friend. He asked his mother to pick him up later on Miles Road. Talmon hasn't been seen since. In 1986, Mike Thuman confessed to killing Talmon and bury him at North French Road. After the killer confessed to the murder, police spent months digging in a field off North French Road, but nothing was found. 46 year-old Michael Thuman pleaded guilty in Erie County court to manslaughter in the first degree in the 1974 death and disappearance of Duane Talmon, Jr., Michael Thuman was sentenced on August 14, 2003. He will serve 5 to 15 years at a state prison..

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: New York State Police
Agency Contact Person: Senior Investigator Joseph Commisso
Agency Phone Number: (716) 759-6831
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: ACLA5307

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 4566

Information Source(s)


Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 10/13/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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