Duane Ryan Thomas
Thomas, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 03/04/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Indian Wells, Arizona
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/06/1981 (40)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Thomas's nicknames are Wayne and Waynnie. He had sideburns, a mustache and a goatee at the time of his disappearance. He is of Navajo Indian descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Thomas was last seen in Indian Wells, Arizona on March 4, 2011. He normally calls his mother at least once or twice a week, but he never spoke to her again after March 4. His family reported him missing on March 29.
According to his family, Thomas was having domestic problems with his common-law wife, and she has not been cooperative in the investigation. Few details are available in his case.
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Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety
September 2021 updates and sources
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