WA WA - Mark Lawrence Ashland, 27, Seattle, 4 Sept 1981

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    Missing Person / NamUs #MP58403
    Mark Lawrence Ashland

    Male, White / Caucasian
    Height 5' 10" - 5' 11" (70 - 71 Inches)
    Weight 160 - 170 lbs

    Hair Color Black
    Head Hair Description Longish black hair, shaggy style with sideburns
    Eye Color Brown

    Clothing
    Always wore blue jeans, button down shirts, or tee shirts and leather jacket

    Circumstances
    Date of Last Contact September 4, 1981
    NamUs Case Created June 28, 2019
    Last Known Location Map
    Location Seattle, Washington 98105
    King County

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Last contact with Mark was with a family member in September 1981. He moved to Seattle around 1976 from Milwaukee, WI. He worked for Boeing when he first moved to Seattle, then drove a cab, worked on a fishing boat and his last job was driving a city bus for Seattle Metro. After attempts to contact Mark, an uncle went to Seattle in 1984 to try and locate him. He went to the last known address for Mark and left a note to call him but never heard from him, and family has been unable to track down any leads to his whereabouts.

    The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    There is a 64 year old Mark L Ashland living in Seattle. Address is listed.
    I can't imagine there would be a listing from 1981. This must be him.
     
  4. Mrs. Badcrumble

    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    Wow! Hopefully, Mark is alive and well, but I can't believe LE missed this! :eek:
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    With the inadequate resources they have, its impressive the number of crimes they do solve. This is most likely him.

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    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    You should perhaps bring your information forward to LE. Whatever reason Mark has had to not contact his family for so many years, LE should be informed that this is may not a missing person's case.
     
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    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    I don’t see any contact info on the Namus posting. Does anyone have a contact?

    One has to speculate that this fellow has his reasons for avoiding his family.

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    Mrs. Badcrumble The North remembers

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    If I’ve got the right guy, I’ve even found where he is working, which has a tie to one of the first places he worked decades ago. If this is him, he is doing just fine, and should be left alone to continue to live his solid citizen life. I hope it is him, as he appears to be doing just fine. *If* it’s the right guy.

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    I saw that too and submitted it to LE last week (Carri Garland). She told me that Seattle Police “are working with the Ashland family to obtain more information to assist in this possible identification.”
     
  14. HalesNTX

    HalesNTX Verified Family Member of Mark Lawrence Ashland

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    Hi - I am Mark's niece. I am the one that started this process and located the John Doe through the Doe Network and NamUs which started this ball rolling. There was no family discourse and he would've had no reason to disappear purposefully from his family. My dad, newly married to my mom saw him in Seattle while on business in late 1981. I have letters he wrote our family (his parents - my grandparents and his sister - my mother). My grandparents are since deceased but never stopped looking for him. Now I am hoping to find out what happened to my uncle. I have watched my mother miss him dearly my entire life.
     
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    HalesNTX Verified Family Member of Mark Lawrence Ashland

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    I hope that you have found something that leads to my uncle that NUMEROUS private investigators, detectives, police, etc. have not been able to locate. I can honestly say, I very highly doubt this is my uncle. LE cannot even locate any record of him - no DL, no SSN, no tax history, etc. If you have some information that LE and us have somehow missed please let me know. I would love to know he is not the John Doe and he is still alive.
     
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    HalesNTX Verified Family Member of Mark Lawrence Ashland

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    Thank you Houston Mom for reaching out to law enforcement. Any help from anyone on this forum is greatly appreciated by my mother and I.
     
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    HalesNTX Verified Family Member of Mark Lawrence Ashland

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    Hi rosefromangels - I hope that you have found something that leads to my uncle that NUMEROUS private investigators, detectives, police, etc. have not been able to locate. I can honestly say, I very highly doubt this is my uncle. LE cannot even locate any record of him - no DL, no SSN, no tax history, etc. If you have some information that LE and us have somehow missed please let me know. I would love to know he is not the John Doe and he is still alive.
     
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    HalesNTX Verified Family Member of Mark Lawrence Ashland

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    If the address you're referring to is on Eastlake Ave, that is an address he did live at before he went missing, it's an old listing.
     
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    Welcome to Websleuths, HalesNTX. I am so glad that you are doing this for your mom.

    I found a 64-year-old Mark L Ashland with a Seattle address. I have his last known address as 3xx Mxxxxx Street, Seattle.
     
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    This is the same one I found, and found him in LinkedIn, working for a company that is tied to the one he worked for before, Boeing.
     
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