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131DMNC - Douglas Stephen Simmons

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Name: Douglas Stephen Simmons
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 10, 1990
Location Last Seen: Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina

Physical Description

Date of Birth: April 9, 1970
Age: 20 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Surgical scars on his left wrist and his right ankle, He also has a healed fracture on his right ankle, He has a small scar under his left eye.


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A red and white baseball cap, a white tank top, gray bermuda shorts
Jewelry: Wearing a small gold rectangle key chain with the initials "DSS".
Additional Personal Items: White high-top Reeboks

Circumstances of Disappearance

Simmons was last seen at a Grateful Dead concert on July 10, 1990 in Raleigh, North Carolina at approximately 19:00. He told friends that he was leaving the Carter-Finley Arena for a moment to go to his car; he never returned to the stadium. Simmons and his friends were students at the University of Western Florida at the time of his disappearance; they had driven to North Carolina to see the concert and intended to drive back to school immediately afterward.

Simmons' friends called his father in Florida to say that his son had disappeared and they could not locate him. His friends then returned to their home state. Simmons' father drove to Raleigh four days later and filed a missing person's report for his son. Investigators did receive one tip which they considered to be the strongest indication of Simmons' possible whereabouts in the week following his disappearance. A woman stated that she had spoken to an unidentified man fitting Simmons' description in New Jersey on July 16, 1990 -- six days after the Grateful Dead concert in Raleigh. The man was near a rest area in New Jersey and was extremely disoriented; the witness said he did not recall his own name, but said he was from Florida. She went across the street to locate a police officer, but by the time they returned to the rest stop, the man had disappeared again. There has been no sign of Simmons since that time.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Escambia County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Investigator Troy Brown
Agency Phone Number: 904-436-9620
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

Agency Name: Wake County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective T.S. Barefoot
Agency Phone Number: 919 856-6911
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 90018411

NCIC Case Number: M436174041
NamUs Case Number: 5
VICAP Case Number: 2008XLK00031
NCMEC Case Number: 1141638

Information Source(s)

Wake County Sheriff's Office

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 12/2/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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