Douglas Kimberly Armstrong
Armstrong in 1971 (four years prior to his disappearance); Armstrong, approximately 1975
Date reported missing : 04/01/1975
Missing location (approx) :
Palo Alto, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/24/1955 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 19 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved lavender, blue and white-striped shirt, a brown corduroy three-quarter length coat, blue jeans and size 9 shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Armstrong may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He wears eyeglasses with black plastic frames. His nickname is Kim.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Armstrong resided with his parents in Palo Alto, California in 1975. He walked away from their house in the 4300 block of Miranda Avenue on April 1, 1975 and did not return. Armstrong has never been heard from again. His family stated that it is uncharacteristic of him to not contact any of his loved ones.
Armstrong graduated from Henry M. Gunn High School in 1973. Some reports state that he disappeared while driving to school on the eastern seaboard of the United States. After his disappearance there were tips that he was in prison in Mexico under an assumed name, but this has never been verified and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Palo Alto Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Gunn Class of 1973 Memorials
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