Darrin Wayne Hale
Hale, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 12/17/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/02/1965 (56)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gold watch and a gold hoop earring.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Hale has previously fractured his left index finger and it is disfigured as a result. He has burn scars across his chest, on both arms, on his left foot and on top of his head. Hale has a small tattoo of a shark in water on his upper chest. His left ear is pierced. He may go by the initial "D" or the nickname Dawayne.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hale was last seen at his residence in the vicinity of Warner and Lindsay in Gilbert, Arizona on December 14, 2005. He has not been seen since.
On December 17, he sent a text messAge at the time of disappearance: to his employer. Hale stated he was going to an urgent care center and would return to work in four days. He has not been heard from since.
Hale resided with his eighteen-year-old son at the time of his disappearance. His mother and sister live in Texas and he was normally in regular contact with them, but they have not heard from him since he went missing.
Hale left behind all his belongings, including his vehicle and clothing. His case remains unsolved.
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Gilbert Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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