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4790DMOH - Theodore Malcom Franks

Theodore Malcom Franks

Name: Theodore Malcom Franks
Case Classification: Missing
Missing Since: September 16, 1986
Location Last Seen: Middletown, Butler County, Ohio

Physical Description

Date of Birth: October 11, 1966
Age: 19 yrs old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 140 lbs
Hair Color: N/A
Eye Color: Green
Nickname/Alias: Ted, Teddy
Distinguishing Marks/Features: A Dot on web of hand; Mole by eye; Hair is feathered longer in back.


Dentals: Unknown
Fingerprints: Unknown
DNA: Unknown

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Jeans, shirt and shoes.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Ted had gotten into a fight with his then wife that day and was acting strange. He showed up at his sister Renea Hester's apartment and asked for a ride to the gas station that used to be at the corner of Roosevelt and Jackson to get some cigarettes.

However, when they arrived at the gas station, Hester said that Franks took off. "I thought it was suspicious, weird, I'm like 'why is he jumping out of the car and running?'" Hester said.

According to Franks' family, shortly after that, two people were spotted chasing Franks down the road. He has not been seen since.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Middletown Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Chief William McKenna
Agency Phone Number: 513-425-7766
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: N/A

Agency Name: Ohio Missing Persons Project Inc
Agency Contact Person: Chief Investigator Leslie Mitchell
Agency Phone Number: 419-551-2611 Fax: 419-485-1819
Agency E-Mail:
Agency Case Number: N/A

NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: N/A

Information Source(s)

Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" Malcolm Franks Facebook Page
Ted Franks Family
Middletown Journal Archive

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/9/2017

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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