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142DMMO - Ronald Allen Douglass


Name: Ronald Allen Douglass
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: March 01, 1983
Location Last Seen: Springfield, Greene County, Missouri

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 12, 1943
Age: 39 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Douglass has short, stubby feet, scars on both ankles and has many moles on his back and buttocks, He suffers from polio and other disabling diseases. He has an enlarged head and is blind in his left eye. He must use canes for mobility and sometimes relies on the use of a wheelchair


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Douglass was traveling the Midwest in 1985 as part of the Whitey Gleason Trio, a gospel group whose members would sing at revival meetings and give testimonials to their faith.

He was staying with Gleason and his wife at a Springfield motel when he and all of his belongings vanished while the couple was at a store. He left behind a note stating: "Thanks for taking care of me, I'll keep in touch."

He has not been heard from again.

There is no evidence of foul play. Douglass was on Social Security benefits and those benefits have not been touched since his disappearance.

Douglass' mother hired a private investigator during the following years and cooperated with Missouri, Texas and Kansas authorities. Douglass has ties to Texas and his mother lived in Kansas in 1983./p>

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 512-424-5074
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M9504001

Agency Name: Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Agency Contact Person: SPecial Agent John Gauntt
Agency Phone Number: 785-296-7785
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 9900120623

NCIC Case Number: M-485067682
NamUs Case Number: 9088

Information Source(s)

The Hannibal Courier-Post

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 11/22/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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