David Michael Bacon
North American Missing Persons Network
David Michael Bacon

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 10, 1969 from Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 28, 1946
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoos of 1) heart, flowers, arrow,
    & "Mary" on upper left arm; scroll, & "Dave" on upper right arm.; and cross on
    left forearm.
  • Clothing: Green slacks, black checkered shirt, and black ski jacket.
  • Case Number: GSBI01187

  • Details of Disappearance
    David Bacon was last seen on April 10, 1969 as he left for his job. His car was found on Oil Mill Hill the following morning.

    Nelson Costello admitted to killing David Bacon in Waterford, NY. Bacon was driving his 1965 Mustang near the Waterford Bridge on April 10th, 1969 when Costello, who was a Waterford Constable, pulled him over and told him that his captain wanted to talk to him. Costello drove Bacon to an area near the public boat launch in Waterford and shot him three times in the chest. Both men were 22 at the time and in love with the same woman, who was Bacon's fiance. As part of his October 2009 plea bargain, Costello stated that Bacon was buried in Virginia along the James River. The remains may have washed out to sea in a 1985 hurricane.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police

    Source Information
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