MI MI - Arthur Ray Collins, 26, Detroit, 1 Jan 1976

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Arthur Ray Collins

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  • Case Classification: Missing
    Missing Since: January 01, 1976 - exact date unknown.
    Location Last Seen: Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Description:
  • Date of Birth: circa 1950
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Race: White/Caucasian
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5' 7" (67 inches)
  • Weight: 120 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown/Straight
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Nickname/Alias: Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Tattoo of his name on unspecified shoulder.
  • Clothing & Personal Items: Unknown
  • Identifiers: Unknown
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Collins was last known to be living in Detroit, Michigan and lost contact with his family sometime in 1976. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available regarding his disappearance and his whereabouts remain unknown.

Investigators:
  • Detroit Police Department: (313) 596-1800
    Reference Case#: 1312030257
NamUs Case Number: MP20924
NCIC Case Number: Not available

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
 
Without more info, any suggestion as to what might’ve happened to ARC would be a wild guess. But that’s never stopped me before!

I wonder if ARC could’ve been a victim of Wayne Gacy over in Chicago. I believe that five of Gacy’s victims still remain unidentified.

ARC’s age and the year of his disappearance would certainly fit. And I think Chicago is only about a 4 hr. drive from Detroit.

I believe there are composites of at least two of the still-unknown Gacy victims, and that LE has DNA on all five (which I presume means that those victims will eventually be identified through genetic genealogy).

I guess some questions to ask would include: 1.) are there any photos of ARC, and if so, how do they compare to the (at least) two composites, 2.) would ARC have had any reason to ever travel to Chicago?, 3.) did ARC have any friends or acquaintances who lived in Chicago (and especially near where Gacy lived)?, and 4.) did ARC ever work in residential construction as a trade specialist, laborer, drywall, painter, roofer, tile, etc.?

All pure speculation
 

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