AR AR - Ernie Earls, 21, Piggott, 3 April 1987

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  1. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Name: Ernie Lonnie Earls
    Case Classification: Endangered Missing
    Missing Since: April 3, 1987
    Location Last Seen: Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas
    [h=2]Physical Description[/h] Date of Birth: circa 1966
    Age: 21 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'2"-5'6"
    Weight: 120-170 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Described as muscular
    [h=2]Identifiers[/h] Dentals: Not Available
    Fingerprints: Available
    DNA: Available
    [h=2]Clothing & Personal Items[/h] Clothing: Blue jeans; possibly wearing light blue shirt with three stripes on the sleeve; stripes may have been orange, white, and yellow.
    Jewelry: Often wore a necklace with an eagle charm, possibly gold in color
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown
    [h=2]Circumstances of Disappearance[/h] Ernie was last seen at his grandparent's house on Father's Day in 1987. He left on foot to meet an unknown male. Family witnessed Ernie get into a yellow vehicle. He was not reported missing until 1993. His "Missing Since" date may be incorrect: it may be June 21, 1987, which was the date that Father's Day occurred in 1987.
    [h=2]Investigating Agency(s)[/h] Agency Name: Clay County Sheriff's Office
    Agency Contact Person: Chris Crawford
    Agency Phone Number: (870)598-2270
    Agency E-Mail: N/A
    Agency Case Number: W87734
    NCIC Case Number: Unknown
    NamUs Case Number: 11230
    [h=2]Information Source(s)[/h] NamUs

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/5057dmar.html
     
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  3. Ozoner

    Ozoner Well-Known Member

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    It seems odd that his family waited so long to report him missing. I'd like to know what their thoughts were. Had there been any kind of falling out that day? Had he come out of the closet? Was it normal for him to be out of contact with his family for extended periods of time? Did they think he was involved in criminal activities?
     
  4. LostInAustin

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    Definitely wonder why they waited so long to report him missing.

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  5. 4SAM

    4SAM Kentucky - Texas - Kansas - Missouri

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    Exactly and they don't know his birthday?
     
  6. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know, but I suspect his birth year and age are wrong in this missing profile.

    I found an Ernest Lonnie Earls SS Death record on Ancestry with date of death June 15, 1987, place of death Pocahontas, Arkansas, and it says in the description: EST DEATH AFTER 7 YR ABS. So I'm 99% sure this is the missing man. The date of birth listed is 17 Jul 1963. How could they be off by 3 years on DOB when listing him missing?
     
  7. 4SAM

    4SAM Kentucky - Texas - Kansas - Missouri

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    With him being so young, do you think he ran away so he wouldn't have to go back to military and is possibly alive somewhere?
     
  8. Gardener1850

    Gardener1850 Well-Known Member

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    Possibly. There have been cases of people running away and living under different identities but there is no motive for that in the little info we know about his case.
     
  9. LostInAustin

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    That could be an option. He might not even know he was reported missing.

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