Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
In 2001, David Byrge was living with his grandparents in the Coolidge community. His family went on a camping trip and when they got home, he was gone. They found his wallet, money, cigarettes and keys in the same place they had been just days before. The red shirt and khaki pants that were to be his uniform for a job he had just gotten were still lying on the bed. His grandparents say Joe would never leave his wallet and belongings behind, making them think something must have happened to him.
At the time he vanished Byrge had a warrant for his arrest. He had been charged with burglary and theft. He wasn’t aware of these charges as far as authorities know. However, he was on bail for other property crimes. Just six weeks before his disappearance Byrge had been arrested on two other theft charges. When he missed his court date for these charges the bondsman came looking for him. While Byrge had a criminal record that included property crimes and alcohol related charges, there were no violent offenses on his record.
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Campbell County Sheriff's Office