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89DMTX - David Wayne Waggoner


Name: David Wayne Waggoner
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: October 1, 1971
Location Last Seen: Pasadena, Harris County, Texas

Physical Description

Date of Birth: November 11, 1947
Age: 23 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160-170 lbs.
Hair Color: Black or dark brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Small vertical scars on cheeks and a horizontal scar on chin. Previously had two skull fractures and a broken collar bone from a motorcycle accidedent. Hard of hearing in his left ear.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Usually wore dress shirts and pants, sometimes blue jeans.
Jewelry: A watch (no further information).
Additional Personal Items: Dark-rimmed glasses with plastic frames.

Circumstances of Disappearance

David Wayne Waggoner was last seen at his residence in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Lafferty in Pasadena around October 1, 1971. His family hadn't seen him in a couple of weeks when his mother went to his apartment and discovered him missing. The only thing he apparently took were the clothes he wore, his wallet, and a 9 mm pistol. His car, with the key in the ignition, was parked in front of his apartment. His suitcase and a small amount of money were left inside his apartment.

A hunter found David's red Honda 350 motorcycle two weeks later parked in the woods just off U.S. 59 in San Jacinto County, about 70 miles north of Houston, near Cold Springs and Shepard. His helmet was located on it.

David's family fears he might have run into trouble in a county that, in 1971, was being ruled by Sheriff James "Humpy" Parker. Parker and most of his deputies would later go to prison for abusing young men they captured on U.S. 59. A book called Terror on Highway 59 by Reverend Steve Sellers was written about Parker and his deputies.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Pasadena Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Anthony McQueen
Agency Phone Number: (713) 475-7897
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 95032194

Agency Name: Texas Department of Public Safety
Agency Contact Person: Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Agency Phone Number: (512) 424-5074
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: M8601021

NCIC Case Number: M549985735
NamUs Case Number: 997

Information Source(s)

Houston Chronicle News Archive (6/25/95)

Admin Notes

Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/24/16

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

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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