Darwyn Lee Hope
Darwyn, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 07/11/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/08/1924 (97)
Age at the time of disappearance: 92 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A plaid shirt and Levi's jeans.
Medical conditions : Darwyn is hearing-impaired and left both his hearing aids behind at home. He cannot communicate without them. He was in severe physical pain and was suicidal in part because surgery, which was supposed to alleviate his pain, had been delayed.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes. Darwyn wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Darwyn was last seen at his home in Boise, Idaho on July 11, 2016. He left his money and hearing aids behind at home and has never been heard from again. He may be driving a silver 2003 Pontiac Bonneville with the Idaho license plate number 1A7478F.
He enjoys visiting McCall, Idaho and may have attempted to travel there. According to his sons, he suffered from extreme pain in his groin and couldn't have driven for longer than about thirty minutes at a time.
Police believe Darwyn is missing under suspicious circumstances. Two of his sons, Mike and Dale Hope, are considered suspects in his case. They both took polygraphs; Dale's was inconclusive and Mike failed his.
Police told them they suspected they had helped their father take his own life and then disposed of his body, something Darwyn's sons denied. They maintain their innocence in their father's disappearance; it remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Boise Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
The Idaho Statesman
October 12, 2004. October 15, 2017; two pictures : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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