Gary Wayne Dover
Dover, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 08/29/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/10/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 5'11, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears Nocona cowboy boots, and he does not wear a wristwatch or any jewelry.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, blue eyes. Dover has a scar on his chin, a scar on his right forearm and a bullet wound scar on his left leg below his knee. The bullet was never removed. He has auburn highlights in his hair and he may have facial hair. Dover has an eye disorder and is supposed to wear prescription eyeglasses, but he rarely wore them at the time of his 1981 disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dover was last seen in Denton, Texas on August 29, 1981. He has never been heard from again. A few days after his disappearance, his vehicle was found in a grocery store parking lot with the keys inside it. Dover is considered endangered and foul play is possible in his case, but few details are available.
Other information and links : ncy
Denton Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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5 October 12, 2004. April 30, 2013; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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