David Emmett Alford
Alford, approximately 2014
Date reported missing : 08/24/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/29/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt, tan cargo shorts, shoes or boots, and a short hat with a full brim. A photo of Alford wearing a similar hat is posted above. Carrying a duffel bag and a skateboard.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Alford has a three-inch scar on the back of his right arm and a scar on the front of his neck. He has a tattoo of the astrological sign for Capricorn on his ankle. His nicknames are Moss and Svi.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Alford was last seen in Boise, Idaho on August 24, 2014. He was hitchhiking near the interstate, carrying a cardboard sign that read "Arizona" on one side and "Utah" on the other side. He has never been heard from again.
Alford may have an Idaho or Montana driver's license, but he doesn't own a vehicle. He usually keeps in regular touch with his family through the internet, particularly during the Christmas holidays, but after his August 2014 disappearance, his relatives never heard from him again. Few details are available in his case.
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Boise Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
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