Donald Richard Delaney
Delaney, approximately 2003
Date reported missing : 11/12/2003
Missing location (approx) :
King County, Washington
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/30/1943 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 60 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'10, 200 - 225 pounds
Medical conditions : Delaney is a Type 2 diabetic. He is legally blind, but can see well enough to get around.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Delaney is balding and his left eye is partially sewn shut. His nickname is Dick.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Delaney was last seen in King County, Washington on November 12, 2003. He has never been heard from again.
He frequented the cities of Hoodsport and Shelton in Mason County, Washington at the time of his disappearance. He does not drive. He always carries a small red and white cooler with a lid, a black leather backpack, a small blue duffle bag, food, protein powder, herbal supplements, vitamins and his medication.
Mason County police are investigating Delaney's disappearance. Few details are available in his case, which remains unsolved.
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Mason County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Mason County Sheriff's Office
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October 12, 2004. June 2, 2012; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: , Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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