Billy Ray Silvers
Silvers, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 12/30/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/28/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 70 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 215 pounds
Medical conditions : Silvers was suffering from cancer at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Silvers has a tattoo on his arm, a tattoo of a knife on his left leg and a tattoo of the word "LOVE" spelled across his left fingers.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Silvers was last seen in Russellville, Arkansas on December 30, 2009. This was the last day he talked to his sister; they normally talked several times a week.
His stepson said he drove Silvers to Malvern, Arkansas in December 2009 and this was the last he saw of him. His sister reported him missing on March 3, 2010, over two months after he was last seen.
Silvers's stepson said his stepfather was involved in illegal activity and probably didn't want to be found. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Pope County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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