John David Lucas
Lucas, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 11/13/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Little Rock, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 130 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lucas was last seen in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 13, 1996. He was witnessed being "dragged" by a friend from his brother's business in the 6800 block of west 12th Street at 6:30 p.m. He has never been heard from again.
Lucas's brother stated he had been depressed because their father had died three weeks beforehand, and he was also not getting along with his wife.
In March 2005, Mark Hall, Lucas's former roommate, was charged with first-degree murder in his case. The outcome of the case is unknown, however, and Lucas has never been located. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.
Other information and links : ncy
Little Rock Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Never Forgotten: Arkansas Takes Action
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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