Clinton Javon Prater
Prater, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 01/10/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/06/1979 (42)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'1, 160 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A beige shirt and black jeans.
Medical conditions : Prater suffers from mental illness and takes medication to control his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Prater has a tattoo on his left hand.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Prater was last seen in Natchez, Mississippi sometime in early January 2008. He lived at Evans Boarding House on west Stiers Lane. On January 10, his landlord called his mother to say no one had seen Prater in more than a week. His mother reported him missing at this time.
Nothing appeared out of the ordinary in Prater's residence and nothing was missing, except his medicine. His family stated he has few friends and walked most places. They described him as quiet and easygoing and stated it might be easy to take advantAge at the time of disappearance: of him. Few details are available in his case.
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Natchez Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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The Natchez Democrat
North American Missing Persons Network
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