Edward Lawrence DuBarry
DuBarry, approximately 1984; Age when reported missing: 69 (approximately 2016); DuBarry's truck
Date reported missing : 09/07/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Towaco, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/06/1947 (73)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. DuBarry's nicknames are Ed and Eddie. He wears upper dentures and a lower dental plate; all of his lower molars are gone and only ten lower teeth remained in 1984. He has previously fractured his wrist. DuBarry has a scar on his chin, a scar on his finger, a scar on his right elbow, and freckles.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : DuBarry was last seen in the morning hours of September 7, 1984 at his residence in the vicinity of Church Lane and Two Bridges Road in Towaco, New Jersey. He has never been heard from again.
DuBarry's credit card was used to pay for a room at the Howard Johnson hotel at Route 211 in Middletown on the evening of September 7th, and it was used two other times that day at truck stop in Columbia, New Jersey and a gas station in Matamoros, Pennsylvania. The card was used four days later at a gas station in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. It isn't clear who used the card.
DuBarry's vehicle, a white 1974 Chevrolet F100 pickup truck with the New Jersey license plate number 688UDI, was located on September 14, a week after his disappearance, near the Delaware Water Gap at Resort Point. A photo of the vehicle is posted with this case summary. It was parked at a scenic overlook, and a rock had been thrown through the passenger side window. This was the last sign of DuBarry; his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Morris County Prosecutor's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. February 13, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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