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3452DMTN - George Owens


Name: George Owens
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 22, 1985
Location Last Seen: Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

Physical Description

Date of Birth: Unknown
Age: Unknown
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 160 lbs.
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He uses a cane


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: A gold watch and a ruby ring
Additional Personal Items: Glasses

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.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Perry County Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 931-589-8803
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: Unknown

Information Source(s)

Unsolved Mysteries

Admin Notes

Added:5/30/07; Last Updated: 12/25/17

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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