John Curtis Tensley
Tensley, approximately 1992
Date reported missing : 05/01/1992
Missing location (approx) :
Little Rock, Arkansas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 160 pounds
Medical conditions : Tensley is mildly mentally disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Tensley's nickname is Treebird. He has scars on his right wrist, his right leg and both arms. He had a full beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tensley spoke to his sister in Little Rock, Arkansas sometime in May 1992. He never contacted his relatives again and his current whereabouts are unknown. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Little Rock Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Never Forgotten | Arkansas Missing Persons Campaign
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