Charles Edward Stanley
Stanley, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 09/29/1980
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/01/1943 (78)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, light blue pants, a black and white Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, a gold watch with an expansion band, a gold ring with a tiger's eye stone and several clear stones, and an identification necklace engraved with Stanley's name and medication(s).
Medical conditions : A bullet is lodged in Stanley's brain. He is required to take medication for unspecified reasons.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Stanley may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He has a scar on the right side of his forehead at his hairline.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stanley was last seen in Los Angeles County, California on September 29, 1980. He left his residence planning to go to Phoenix, Arizona and from there to Tulsa, Oklahoma. He apparently never arrived in either place and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. June 30, 2012; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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