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Case File 3373DMOK


Leonard Neal Dirickson
Missing since March 14, 1998 from Elk City, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
On March 14th, 1998, Leonard Dirickson and his son were having breakfast together in the kitchen of Dirickson's Oklahoma farmhouse.
A truck pulled up outside and Leonard went out to investigate. Leonard came back into the kitchen to say the man wanted to see the stud horse Leonard had for sale. Leonard told his son that he was taking the man to see it and that he'd be back later that night. He said he was traveling to Elk City, Oklahoma, then to Mobeetie, Texas, to look at the horses. The two men then drove off.

Dirickson was last seen with a White male with had a reddish-brown beard, was approximately 6'2", 210 lbs, 41 years of age, was right handed and smoked Marlboro Light cigarettes. He was driving a white 1994 Ford, F-150, extended cab pickup possibly with New Mexico tags.

Leonard Dirickson was not seen in Elk City or Mobeetie.
After a divorce, plummeting prices and high feed costs forced the Dirickson's dairy business to fold. Dirickson sold out in December 1997 -- three months before he vanished. Leonard was having a lot of financial problems. In January, Dirickson found work at a local metal company and told his parents he liked it. Then he disappeared.

Relatives believe he had less than $150 cash on him that day. His last paycheck was not cashed. His credit cards have had no activity on them. Foul play is possible.

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

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
Roger Mills County Sheriff's Office

Source Information:
Texas Department of Public Safety
Unsolved Mysteries
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

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