Name: Silas Sessions Jr.
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 09, 1999
Location Last Seen: Charleston, Abbeville County, South Carolina
Date of Birth: November 21, 1943
Age: 55 years old
Race: Black/African American
Weight: 130 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He may have a moustache, beard or a goatee, Suffers from mental problems, Needs medication for seizures three times a day, Alcoholic
Dentals: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Plaid shirt, Khaki pants
Additional Personal Items: Blue cap
Silas Sessions lived with his mother in a house on Wolf Street. He was often seen walking around Reed and Meeting Street, sometimes near Simons Street.
On the day he went missing, Sessions told his mother he was going across the street to buy cigarettes, and ended up at Charleston Memorial Hospital. It's unknown why he was admitted to the hospital; he may have been severely dehydrated or intoxicated.
Sessions suffered from mental problems and was a heavy drinker. He was taken to a local hospital after he fell on the pavement while returning home from a gasoline station. After being released, Sessions was seen leaving the hospital and approaching a cab. As he reached the taxi, he got into an argument with the driver who later refused to take him anywhere. A police officer was called to help him get home, but Sessions refused the ride, and then walked away. He was reported missing on July 11, 1999.
Agency Name: Charleston Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Kelly Stone
Agency Phone Number: 843-577-7434
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 9915532
NCIC Case Number: M130001041
NamUs Case Number: 2738
The Post and Courier
Added: 9/11/08; Last Updated: 12/23/17
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.