Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
King was last seen speaking to two men in a gray or silver car on November 21, 1995. According to witness statements provided to police, King was last seen getting into a gray passenger car with two individuals on the night of Nov. 21, 1995. The witness stated that King told him he needed to go somewhere, left with the two individuals and was not seen again.
His green Ford Ranger was found abandoned that day in a swampy area on the Pike-Gibson county line, about 30 miles northeast of Evansville. Human blood, hair and fingerprints were found on the vehicle, but not enough to determine if it was King's, or if a murder had been committed.
Eight days later, King's former girlfriend, Michelle A. Peters, reported that her car was rammed by a gray-and-black Oldsmobile. She told police two men inside got out. Danny Sumner, allegedly fired eight shots into her car - three through the windshield and five at the hood - with a .45-caliber pistol. Sumner's half brother, Paul Wiscaver, allegedly smashed out the headlights of Peters' car. Peters, who was not shot, escaped and ran away until police arrived.
The two men were charged in 1995 with felony criminal confinement in the car incident. But in May 1997, the prosecutor's office dismissed all charges. State Police found blood on one of the men's car and on an army coat. Blood from the jacket, the man's car and King's truck were not tested for DNA at the time but were preserved. Both men, residents of Princeton, Indiana, were described in 1995 as friends of King's.
No family members have heard from King since his disappearance and police says none of his accounts or personal information has ever been used. King was never found and has since been officially declared deceased.
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