Elvin Cecil Hodge
Hodge, approximately 1990
Date reported missing : 05/24/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/03/1929 (91)
Age at the time of disappearance: 60 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'11, 149 - 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A burgundy jacket and beige pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Hodge has a mustache. His left leg is cripped from arthritis and he needs a cane to walk. He may wear eyeglasses with heavy black frames. Hodge may use the alias name Thomas Wilson.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hodge was last seen walking out of his residence on Central Avenue in Chattanooga, Tennessee at 8:00 a.m. on May 24, 1990. He was walking towards Rossville Boulevard to pay bills and has never been head from again. He didn't drive at the time of his disappearance and sometimes rode the bus to get around.
Hodge missing under suspicious circumstances and foul play is possible in his case. He was a well-known church piano player in 1990. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Chattanooga Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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