Darrell Mathew Dunning
Dunning, approximately 2008
Date reported missing : 05/10/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/16/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'10, 189 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white long-sleeved shirt and tan shorts.
Medical conditions : Dunning was taking the drug Coumadin at the time of his disappearance to prevent blood clots. He doesn't have his medication with him.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Dunning has multiple tattoos on both arms, including one of a spiderweb. He may use the alias name Jody Rehebery.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Dunning was last seen in Lakeland, Florida on May 10, 2008. He got into a physical altercation with another man. The man stated Dunning walked into a wooded area and disappeared. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing by his mother on May 13.
Dunning is considered a fugitive in addition to being a missing person, because he was on probation for a 1999 kidnapping, robbery and burglary conviction at the time of his disappearance. His probation period was supposed to end in September 2009.
Few details are available in Dunning's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Polk County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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