Orville Turner Seaton
North American Missing Persons Network
Orville Turner Seaton

Above Images: Seaton, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 23, 1997, from Navasota, Washington County, Texas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 17, 1926
  • Age: 71
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 170 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Seaton had a moustache
    at the time of his 1997 disappearance.
  • Medical Conditions: He has a syntheplate and screws in
    his left forearm due to a previous fracture. Seaton has evidence
    of a prior fracture of his left distal clavicle. He also has multiple
    previous fractures of his left rib cage.
  • Aliases: Seaton's nickname is "T."

  • Details of Disappearance
    Seaton grew up in Washington, TX and came back after retiring as a school teacher in Houston. He moved into a small shack alone and mostly kept to himself. one of his favorite places to go was Brown's Tavern, not far from Seaton's home on FM 1155. From time to time, Seaton would hitch a ride into town to do laundry and buy groceries.

    On December 23, 1997 he found a ride to Harlan's Food Market about 6 miles away in Navasota, then bought some groceries and walked out the front door with an unidentified man. He then got into the man's car and was never seen again.

    After Seatonís family didn't hear from him for more than a week, he was reported missing. Police found his wallet and cash in his house. Investigators believe foul play was involved with Orville Seaton's disappearance, but don't have any hard evidence or a motive. Orville Seaton has never been found and is presumed dead. Seaton leaves behind a wife and three children.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    (800) 346-3243

    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    KBTX News