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Case File 471DMMA


Donald Beams Wallace
Missing since April 2, 1991 from Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 10, 1953
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0", 180 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blue eyes; brown hair.
  • Marks, Scars: He has a surgical scar on the spine from a spinal cord injury and a scar on the inner left upper arm. He has rods implanted in his back.
  • Clothing: He was last seen wearing a light colored shirt and white painter's pants. He was carrying a tote bag. He possibly wore a chain with a cross pendant.
  • Medical Conditions: He is schizophrenic.
  • Other: Fingerprints available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Wallace was last seen in the vicinity of Park Avenue and May Street in Worchester, Massachusetts, in 1991. The last time anyone saw him, he was in the parking lot of his apartment building, pushing a shopping cart full of belongings and talking to an unidentified man.
He has previously worked as a house painter. He frequents libraries and churches. He was a wanderer. He liked to walk, and it wasn't uncommon for him to straggle off every once in a while for a day or two. Sometimes, he'd go for several days or a week without contacting his family. Usually, they thought nothing of it. He always turned up again.
Then, one day, their letters began coming back unopened, and his apartment at Webster Square Towers had been cleared out; presumably by him. He was gone and hasn't been seen since.
He was declared dead in 2005.

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

Worcester Police Department
Detective Dan Sullivan
Detective William Donovan
508-799-8606 EXT 5681

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