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CA - Donald Lamont Merrills, 29, Lomita, 1 Oct 1994

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Donald Lamont Merrills
Missing since October 1, 1994 from Lomita, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Missing


Vital Statistics

•Date Of Birth: October 10, 1963
•Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
•Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 195 lbs.
•Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
•AKA: Don Merrills
•Dentals: Not available


Circumstances of Disappearance
Merrills was last seen in Lomita, CA on October 1, 1994.


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Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department

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NCIC Number: M-036167219
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California Department of Justice


Not found to be listed in NamUs at this time.

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Don has been missing almost 16 years. Come home soon.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:18 PM
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Last time anyone in his family saw him was 1987. Seven years later, calls mom to ask her to send money to a PO Box, then disappears entirely. Be nice to know where his mom lived, what kind of contact he had with his family, and whether that PO Box was assigned to him.
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Maybe he was caught up in a bad lifestyle and that's why he didn't talk to his family for several years. Could be he owed money to someone in 1994 and didn't know where else to turn to other than his family. Did the mom send that money eventually?
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Yeah, it seems the mom sent the money. This homeless man was found dead in a parking lot in El Cajon, and is thought perhaps to have had family in the Lake Cuyamaca area.

He went by the name Steve, as far as the locals could remember, and he was said to have hung around in the parking lot where he was found dead, mid-October '94, of necrotizing fascitis, which sounds unbelievably nasty. He was said generally to have gone about in camo pants without a shirt.

Now, the UID had several tattoos, none of which are reported in Donald's info, but then it seems to have been awhile since Donald's family had seen him, and presumably they are the ones who reported him. Height, weight, age, hair color line up all right, and though Donald's DNA, dental and fingerprints are available at NamUs, the UID's dentals and DNA are not presently in the system, and fingerprints "available elsewhere." No listed rule-outs for the UID.
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1994, california, donald lamont merrills, lomita, los angeles county, october 1

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