David Sam Bartlett Jr.
Bartlett, approximately 2009; Some of Bartlett's tattoos
Date reported missing : 08/18/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Swannanoa, North Carolina
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/18/1973 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 155 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Blue jeans and black cowboy boots with silver tips and chains on the heels.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Bartlett's nickname is Beetle Juice. He has a goatee and his left ear is double-pierced. Bartlett has scars on his knees and a scar on his abdomen. He has the following tattoos: a cross on his left hand, a skull and a bat on his right forearm, a skull on his upper left arm, a flower and an Egyptian cross on his upper left arm, a heart on his right shoulder, a skull with flames, stars and bars on his left forearm, a tribal heart on the left side of his chest, a tribal vampire bat on his right forearm, a cross and the number 13.5 on his left shoulder, a chili pepper on his left calf, Harlequin masks on his right calf and a Confederate flag with a skull on his left arm. Photos of some of his tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bartlett was last seen leaving his mother's home in the 200 block of Max Metcalf Road in Swannanoa, North Carolina on August 18, 2009. He left with a friend named Don in a gray or green 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am. Barlett's mother reported him missing on August 28, after he missed a court appearance in Marion, North Carolina. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Buncombe County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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