North American Missing Persons Network
Mitchell Buchanan

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Above Images: Buchanan, circa 2006

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 24, 2006 from Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 4, 1936
  • Age: 70
  • Height: 6'3"-6'4"
  • Weight: 230-250 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray/White
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on left eye,
    medium size knot behind his left ear. Medium complexion.
    Missing six bottom teeth, no upper denture. Wears eyeglasses
    with wire frames.
  • Medical Conditions: Alzheimers disease and other medical
    conditions; requires medication.
  • Clothing: Possibly a blue plaid pajama top, blue jeans,
    blue baseball cap with "Dallas Cowboy" emblem (silver star)
    on it and blue/white tennis shoes.
  • Jewelry: Possibly a watch.
  • AKA: "Mitchell Buchanan Jr.", "Pie"
  • Case Number: M0610015, 808582R
  • Dentals: Yes

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mitchell was last seen at his residence in the vicinity of the 6400 block of Autumn Woods Trail in Dallas, TX.

    He had just been released from the hospital, and had not driven a vehicle in several months.

    Mitchell's vehicle, described as a gray 1996 Dodge C15 truck, bearing Texas plates 2FYJ09, was found abandoned on October 29, 2006 on the side of Highway 20, east of Tyler exit at Highway 14.

    Law enforcement said the vehicle didn't appear to have broken down, but they could not be positive that Mitchell did not have car troubles. Police think he may have caught a ride with someone and was trying to get Shreveport, Louisiana where he often visited the casinos with family.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    (512) 424-5074
    Dallas Police Department
    (214) 671-4316

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    WFAA - TV
    Tyler Morning Telegraph - October 31, 2006
    Shreveport Police Department - November 3, 2006