Name: Gene Andrew Payne
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 20, 1994
Location Last Seen: Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Date of Birth: circa 1948
Age: 46 years old
Weight: 210 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoos on arms of USN with an anchor, a brown bull and a black horse., Wears tinted glasses, Difficulty walking due to a work related accident.
Dentals: Not Available
Clothing: Green shorts, striped shirt, baseball cap
Additional Personal Items: Tennis shoes, Glasses with tinted lens, Sheath knife on belt
Gene Payne was last seen on August 20th, 1994 at his home in the Avra Valley area. He may have left his home on foot. He lived in an Avra Valley mobile home with his wife and a 14-year-old son. Disabled and unable to work, Payne couldn't walk far.
He was last seen leaving his house circa 07.00, on his way to feed the livestock. His mother lived right down the road, and he habitually fed her livestock as well. When he did not return, his family started searching. Eventually they called Sheriff's deputies.
No trace of Gene Payne has been found, despite extensive official searches, as well as those by family and friends.
Agency Name: Pima County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Raul Mata
Agency Phone Number: 520-351-6245
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 940820302
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 13213
Pima County Sheriff's Department
Added: 4/1/09; Last Updated: 11/16/17
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.