Tom Ray Starkel- California- 1979 Sept 12, 2019 4:21:44 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 12, 2019 4:21:44 GMT -5
(Above: Starkel, circa 1979. Photo Credits: Charley Project)
Missing Person Profile as of September 12th, 2019: (Based on Charley Project website profile)
Missing Since: 12/05/1979
Missing From: Palmdale, California
Date of Birth: 7/15/1960
Age (at time of disappearance): 19 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 150 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan sweater, brown corduroy pants, a gold watch, and sneakers (possibly size 7 1/2).
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes.
TIPS: Anyone having information should call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department at (562)-465-7816
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Starkel was last seen leaving his girlfriend's home in Palmdale, California at approximately 10:00 p.m. on December 5, 1979. Authorities believe he did arrive at his own apartment afterwards, but he has never been heard from again.
The police were notified of his disappearance three days after he was last seen, but it was another three days before they went to his apartment to investigate. In the meantime, Starkel's mother had cleaned the apartment and erased any evidence that might have been there.
Starkel was driving a dark green Pontiac Firebird with blue-colored Nevada license plates at the time of his disappearance. His vehicle was recovered two weeks later, when it was pulled over driving into California from Nevada.
Craig Moore was driving the vehicle; there was no sign of Starkel. Starkel's jacket was in the trunk of the car and the car's pink slip had been signed over from Starkel to Moore. A handgun was also found under the driver's seat; it had been fired recently.
Moore was arrested and held for two weeks and told several different stories. He was eventually released for lack of evidence connecting him to Starkel's disappearance, but he remains the prime suspect.
Starkel graduated from Palmdale High School, and he attended the First Assembly of God Church, where his grandfather was a pastor. His case remains unsolved
Thoughts? I should note we did have a previous thread on Tom's case but it was not properly formatted for the forum. The poster who posted I haven't seen on our site in a long time but just in case he ever comes across our site again, I wanted to let him know he didn't do anything wrong, I just reformatted the thread so it would be easier to read and he is more than welcome to come back and post cases again
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