Danny Wayne Ratton
Ratton, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 08/20/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Eagle Lake, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/15/1974 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'10, 130 - 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Ratton has a history of methamphetamine abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown/red hair, brown/hazel eyes. Ratton has tattoos on both arms, including a skull and a Nazi symbol. His left ear is pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ratton was last seen in Eagle Lake, Florida on August 20, 2005. He lived in the 300 block of west Assembly Street. He told his mother he was going out to get high. He was carrying a lunch box and backpack at the time of his disappearance. He has never been heard from again.
Ratton has relatives in Georgia and Alabama. He has work experience in the construction field. He was involved with drugs at the time of his disappearance and had one previous drug possession conviction, and there have been rumors that he was murdered. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Polk County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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