Alan Rhys Dowden
Dowden, approximately 2003; Some of Dowden's tattoos
Date reported missing : 10/26/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/06/1974 (47)
Age at the time of disappearance: 29 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'10, 160 - 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red baseball cap that said "Texas," a camouflAge at the time of disappearance: print t-shirt, Wrangler blue jeans and size 9 1/2 Justin cowboy boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Dowden has the following tattoos: the letters "LPC" on his left bicep, a skull wearing a hat on his right bicep, a shark smoking a cigar on his lower right bicep, two roosters fighting on his abdomen, a snake coming out of his navel, and the name "Rebeccah" on the back of his right shoulder. Photographs of the LPC tattoo, the skull tattoo, and the shark tattoo are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dowden was last seen at approximately 2:30 p.m. on October 26, 2003, standing at the west end of the Trinity River Dam east of Camilla, Texas. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies report that Dowden disappeared from Coldspring, Texas.
Other information and links : ncy
San Jacinto Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
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October 12, 2004. September 6, 2005; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: updated, tattoo pictures added.
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