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Case File 3452DMTN

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George Owens
Missing since July 22, 1985 from Nashville, Tennessee
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
On July 22, 1985 George Owens had arranged to meet his wife at the bus station, as she was returning from a trip to Ohio. He never arrived. When his wife arrived at hone, he was not there, and his car was missing.
After a local television station aired a missing persons bulletin about George, several people in another part of Tennessee recognized his picture.
On July 22, 1985, three hours after George was supposed to pick up his wife in Nashville, he was seen 80 miles away, traveling along Route 13. He had stopped at a service station in Santa Fe, TN, to have a flat tire repaired. It seems the serviceman had misunderstood when George asked for directions, and directed him towards Lobelville, instead of Nolensville, which was the opposite direction.
On the afternoon of July 23 George was seen in a convenience store in downtown Lobelville, where he bought some ice cream and cigars. He seemed disoriented and told the clerk that he couldn't find his wife.
Six days later, his car was located on a remote rural hilltop, more than a hundred miles from his home. The keys were still in the ignition, a backdoor was open, and George's cane was propped against the car. Inside, police found George's jacket and a pile of wood. There was no sign of George Owens and no evidence of a struggle or foul play.
Owens had been the Associate Minister of the New Hope Baptist Church in Nashville, TN, for over 20 years. He was a respected citizen who never missed a Sunday service.

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