Barry Keith Douglas
Douglas, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 07/03/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/09/1956 (64)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A bright yellow t-shirt with the phrase "Thousand Island River Rat" printed in black lettering on the front, blue jeans, white socks and sneakers.
Medical conditions : Douglas suffers from schizophrenia and was hospitalized for 22 days during the winter of 1987-88 after suffering a nervous breakdown. He may experience memory loss.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Douglas smokes cigarettes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Douglas was last seen on the morning of July 3, 1988, near his home at the Pine Creek VillAge at the time of disappearance: Trailer Park in Galeton, Pennsylvania. He walking east on Route 6 towards Wellsboro, Pennsylvania at the time. He had stopped to talk to some aquaintances along the way, and this is the last time anyone saw him. He has never been heard from again.
Douglas's wallet and a .30-06 rifle disappeared from his home at the same time he did, but he left his 1980 Ford Mustang, his car keys and his cigarettes behind, and he left his trailer door propped open and the radio on. It's uncharacteristic of him to leave home without locking both his trailer and his car.
An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Douglas. He may be suffering from amnesia.
Other information and links : ncy
Pennsylvania State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
Pennsylvania Missing Persons
The Elmira Star Gazette
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