Barry Paul Duncan
Duncan, approximately 1994; Duncan's truck
Date reported missing : 10/05/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/05/1956 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 180 - 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Duncan wears one contact lens and had a mustache at the time of his October 1994 disappearance. He has a tattoo of a large wizard on his upper right arm; the wizard is in black and white ink, with blue eyes. Duncan may use the first name Scott. He drank alcohol and used tobacco in 1994. He has previously fractured his jaw, his right arm and his right ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Duncan was last seen at approximately 5:15 p.m. on October 5, 1994, driving away from South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. He has never been heard from again.
His black 1975 Ford 300 series pickup truck was found abandoned on the Gila River Indian Reservation on October 16. A photo of the truck is posted with this case summary. There was no sign of Duncan at the scene. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.
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