Mark Duane Woodard
Missing since April 14, 1975 from Lakeland, Polk County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Duane was last seen on April 14, 1975. On that day Duane was supposed to have begun a week long trip to Texas with a friend. He was reportedly carrying between 2500 - 3000 dollars when he left. The friend later told Duane's family that Duane had found some other people to go on the trip with, and left without him. Duane's parents last saw him the night before his planned trip. He left with very little clothing.
Duane had been employed with Sailboard Coast Line Railroad as a trackman before his disappearance.
Some evidence in the case suggests Duane never left Lakeland. Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Polk County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 2001-42007
Lakeland Ledger - Oct 31, 1976
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