Frankie Gilbert McDowell
McDowell, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 10/14/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/07/1980 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light gray short-sleeved shirt with a few buttons at the top and dark gray sweatpants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. McDowell has the following tattoos: a rose above the name "Carmen Aguilar" on his left arm, the name "Rachel" on his left forearm, a dragon on his right arm and a biohazard symbol on his upper right arm. He has two surgical scars on his neck.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : McDowell was last seen leaving a friend's residence in the Radio Park area of Fresno, California on October 14, 2005. He has never been heard from again. There were a few sightings of him in the Fresno area after his disappearance, but none of them were confirmed. Few details are available in his case.
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Fresno Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. January 31, 2010; picture and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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