The Doe Network:
Case File 1837DMTX


Demetrius Jermain Elder
Missing since September 27, 1997 from Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Demetrius Jermain Elder was last seen at 1303 Dryden Avenue in Dallas, Texas on September 27, 1997. He had $30,000 from a settlement he received for growing up around lead contamination from a West Dallas smelter.
Family believes he was robbed and murdered, probably by someone he knew and trusted for his money that he was keeping inside his house.
A few years later his brother received a phone call saying, “You're going to end up dead just like your brother if you keep messing with my business." Police are sure foul play was involved.

Chain Elder may have been wearing

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Texas Department of Public Safety

Agency Case Number: M9806003

NCIC Number: M-716223749
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety

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