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Case File: Harvey Eugene Whitacre - 4788DMNM

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Harvey Eugene Whitacre

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: July 1, 1947
  • Location Last Seen: Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: October 6, 1926
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 yrs old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 145 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Eugene

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Short brown hair

  • Dentals: Available
  • Fingerprints: Available
  • DNA: Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Army fatigues. Slacks, shirt, tie, hat.

  • Jewelry: Unknown

  • Additional Personal Items: Heavy eye glasses; Wallet with $400 in cash

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Eugene went into Albuquerque, N.M. to go bowling. He was secretary of his bowling league and carrying $400 in team funds. He was stationed at Sandia Base, New Mexico. He was a corporal attached to the special weapons project (nuclear). He was on a pass to leave the base. He never returned to the base. He was and is, still considered AWOL. The day after his disappearance, police found an army cap, necktie, a pair of thick lensed eyeglasses, and a blood stained shirt with 2 slashes in the back. These items were found in a narrow backstreet near the bowling alley. They were identified as belonging to Cpl. Whitacre. Eugene Whitacre was a non-smoker and non-drinker. He was known as a very responsible fellow and this was very uncharacteristic of him not to show up back at the base. Foul play is suspected. His body has never been found. The FBI searched for him, questioned his brothers and sisters back home in Indiana. No one had heard from him since a letter to his sister, Rose, dated June 23rd, 1947.

    Investigating Agency(s)
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  • Agency Name: FBI
  • Agency Phone Number: 505-889-1300

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    Information Source(s)
  • Indianapolis Star archives
  • FBI
  • Information graciously provided by family and loved ones

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    Last Updated: 04.24.2014 - By: JudyR

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