Doran Lee VanWinkle
VanWinkle, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 05/01/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/10/1953 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 5'11, 140 pounds
Medical conditions : VanWinkle has multiple serious health problems that require constant treatment. He left behind medical equipment which he needs to use on a daily basis.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give VanWinkle's last name as "Van Winkle."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : VanWinkle was last seen in Tulsa, Oklahoma sometime during May 2007. He has never been heard from again. He left behind his medical equipment.
VanWinkle's neighbors stated he liked walking and it wasn't unusual for him to walk for long distances. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Tulsa Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
KTUL NewsChannel 8
The Tulsa World
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October 12, 2004. October 4, 2010; DOB : and alternate height added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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