Jesse Wayne Yancey
Yancey, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 05/28/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/26/1966 (54)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'8, 180 - 205 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue tank top and jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown/red hair, brown eyes. Yancey may have a mustache, beard or goatee. Several of his front teeth are missing, and the bones around his right eye were previously crushed. Yancey has several scars on his body, including a large scar on his right hand between his middle and ring fingers. He has a tattoo on his right arm of a half-moon smoking a marijuana cigarette.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Yancey was last seen at a family member's residence in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on May 28, 1994. He has never been heard from again.
Law enforcement initially refused to take a missing persons report because Yancey had a warrant out for his arrest. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. September 26, 2020; picture added.
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