Charles Randall Wood III
Wood, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 04/01/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/16/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A medium blue t-shirt and tan cargo shorts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Wood may have a mustache. His nickname is Trey.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wood was last seen in Decatur, Alabama on April 1, 2000. He was riding a bicycle at the time of his disappearance. Wood left all of his personal belongings behind, including his wallet. He has never been heard from again. He lived on 15th Avenue southeast in Decatur at the time of his disappearance.
Wood's loved ones told authorities that although he has a history of leaving without warning, it's uncharacteristic of him to disappear for an extended period of time without contacting his family members. He enjoys river rafting, motorcycles, hunting and fishing. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Decatur Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alabama Law Enforcement Age at the time of disappearance: ncy Community Information Center
Decatur Police Department
The Huntsville Times
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October 12, 2004. August 12, 2019; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added.
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