01-13-2013, 03:11 AM #1
IA - Thomas Myles Dougherty, 45, Souix City, 12 Jan 1961
52 years after Sioux City man vanished, family still yearns for answers
January 11, 2013
Thomas Myles Dougherty went missing 52 years ago. His family still grieves, wondering whatever happened to the Sioux City man who lost both arms fighting in World War II.
Dougherty, 45, was last seen on Lower Fourth Street in Sioux City during the early morning hours of Jan. 12, 1961. No trace of him, or his specially outfitted Ford Tudor, has ever been found.
Read more: http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/loc...ment_form=true
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01-13-2013, 06:39 PM #2
Thomas Myles Dougherty
Age at Report: 45 YOA
DOB: September 29, 1915
Weight: 145-150 lbs.
Hair: Thinning, Graying-Brown
Eyes: Light Blue
Complexion: Medium to Ruddy
Nationality: American of Irish Descent
Physical features: Double Amputee; wears prosthetic devices (“hooks”) of metal on both arms
Missing from: Sioux City, IA
Missing Since: January 12, 1961
Dressed in gray pants, black shoes, his gray hat and a gray zippered jacket over his shirt, he got into his 1954 dark green Tudor Ford with the white sidewalls in front and black mud and snow grips on the rear, and drove to one of his favorite Sioux City diners — the Metropolitan Café — for his morning breakfast. He spoke with a few regulars, had his breakfast, and then walked out the door.
Neither he nor his car — Iowa license plate number 97-11426 — were ever seen again.
Read more: http://iowacoldcases.org/case-summar...les-dougherty/
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06-17-2014, 04:00 AM #3
A photo of Thomas in his Army uniform:
This must mean that Thomas had his amputations done after he was discharged from the army.
06-17-2014, 06:47 AM #4Registered User
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06-17-2014, 12:33 PM #5
I thought of suicide as well, or the possibility of an accident since the vehicle is missing too. How adept was he at driving with the prosthetic hooks? Is there a large body of water in the vicinity? I am thinking maybe both car and driver ended up in water from an accident. Or lets say a tire blew out, how well could he have handled the car with his disability?
06-17-2014, 01:20 PM #6
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