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1548DMTX - David Allen Dunaway

Image 1: Dunaway in his late teens; Image 2: circa 1979; Image 3: circa 1981

Name: David Allen Dunaway
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 10, 1981
Location Last Seen: Houston, Harris County, Texas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: June 3, 1951
Age: 29 years old
Race: White/Native
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He wears prescription glasses. Metal plate in jaw, broken nose, and possible broken ribs from old car wreck. No known tattoos. He had a drug addiction.


Dentals: Unknown. His teeth were in poor condition. He had metal dental plates.
Fingerprints: Unknown but may be available from a prior arrest in Humble, Texas.
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

David Allen Dunaway, also known as Pud, was last seen in Houston on May 10, 1981. He was paranoid, on drugs, and was carrying a sawed off shotgun in a brown paper bag.

It is out of character for him to leave without saying something to his family.

He worked as a drywall contractor. He left behind a wife and two sons.

The family has been unsuccessful in filing a missing persons report.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: None
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: N/A
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: Not listed

Information Source(s)

The Family of David Dunaway

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/28/16

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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