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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Chicago burbs

    KY - Lyndal Ashby, 22, Hartford, 23 Oct 1960

    Lyndal B. Ashby
    Missing since October 23, 1960 from Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky
    Classification: Missing

    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: May 27, 1938
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 22 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 70"; 155 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
    • Marks, Scars: Scar above right eye. Broken jaw, fractured ribs.
    • Dentals: No dental information is available. However his brother indicated a partial plate for two upper jaw teeth on opposite sides on the mouth. He also mentioned several fillings.
    • DNA: Available in CODIS.




    Today marks the 50th anniversay of Lyndal's disappearance.
    Prayers for answers to Lyndal's disappearance.
    Last edited by Cubby; 10-24-2010 at 03:29 PM.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    May have been headed to California. It is believed that Lyndal may have changed his name to Leon Martinez in 1963
    DNA: available tests complete.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Staten Island, NY
    I have SO many questions about this case:
    1) What were the circumstances involving his decision to leave? Emotional?
    Legal? People move/leave all the time, but few ***change their identity***,
    2) Who suggested that he may have changed his name? How did the family
    learn this? Is there any significance to the name "Leon Martinez"? Is that
    even Lyndal's actual ethnicity?
    3) Since he was only 22 at the time he left, what were the circumstances
    related to his having been in the Marines? Did he finish his career with them
    by choice? Was he honorably discharged? I imagine that veteran's benefits
    are something that people don't just forgo.
    4) There are quite a few scars/injuries listed, as the result of an accident.
    Where, in the timeline, did that take place? Does that event have any
    bearing on his decision to leave? Was it a DUI? Did he suffer a brain injury?
    5) Who called the family in the 80's, to report his death? Was it a reliable
    source, such as someone who might have been married to him?
    6) Who decided to search for him? Is it the brother, who's mentioned? Is it
    someone in the next generation, who just knew of him through stories?
    7) He's listed in the NamUs database, and has a police contact assigned to
    his case. Is this common, if someone left of their own free will? Did he, in
    fact, leave of his own free will???
    Although I can understand a family's hesitance to tell everything on the
    Internet, we need SOMETHING to work with. If they told us general avenues
    to look down (emotional, medical, legal, and so on), we could really run with
    it. As it stands now, I'm not really clear as to "why" he might have left, or how much contact he had with his family over the years, if any.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Long Beach, CA
    Lyndal Ashby is listed as the only rule-out for an UID from Orange County (found on January 1, 1972). I wonder if there was some indication that he was headed to the Orange County area specifically? Could this have been the jurisdiction where he applied for the name change in 1963?


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    No. Lyndal went to Texas in late 1960 or early 1961, and has been documented as being in San Francisco in 1963. There is much more that is known about his case but we won't be posting it publicly

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    This case is about to be resolved.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    up north

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  8. #8
    Per the family, Lyndal has been found deceased. He was identified through family DNA submitted. Our condolences to all who love and miss him.

    Obituary provided by the family:

    Lyndal B. Ashby

    Family members in Kentucky have recently learned that Lyndal B. Ashby, formerly of Centertown, died in Oakland, California on April 11, 1990. This information was obtained after his brother conducted a lengthy missing persons investigation, and confirmed by DNA tests conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He had been estranged from family since 1960 and died under an assumed identity. His body was cremated and the ashes strewn on the ocean three miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    He was born on May 27,1938, the eldest son of the late Alfred and Lenora B. Ashby. Survivors include a brother Rickie Z. Ashby of Rockfield, Ky., two sons, Bryan and Darren of Fremont, California.

    He graduated from Centertown High School, was a member of Walton’s Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp.

    A headstone has been erected in the Walton’s Creek Cemetery in his memory. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Walton’s Creek Cemetery fund c/o David Jones, 2931 W Star Route, Centertown, Ky. 42328


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