Gary James Shanley
North American Missing Persons Network
Gary James Shanley

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Above Images: Shanley

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 23, 2006 from Cahokia, St. Clair County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1979
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 5'6-5'9"
  • Weight: 170-180 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Reddish-black
    goatee. Light complexion. Tattoo of a red "heart" with
    a "knife" going through it with the letters "GFID" above
    it, tattoo of the name "Zander" with the date of "07/04/03"
    on chest, tattoo of a "skull" with blue "flames" on right
    leg, tattoo of a "knife" with a lot of detail on right
    forearm underneath from the crease of the elbow down
    to the wrist, tattoo of a Chinese symbol which means good
    luck in black ink on right bicep, double pierced
    left ear, one piercing in right ear, scar on left thumb. Scar on right arm.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a T-shirt,
    blue jeans, black athletic shoes, and a flannel jacket
  • Case Number: 2006-20174

  • Details of Disappearance
    Gary was last seen at approximately 1:30am in the vicinity of Falling Springs and Mildred Avenue in Cahokia area, leaving the Double Deuce where he was in talking to an other man.
    He did not show up for a job he was scheduled to do, he missed Thanksgiving with his family and he was not at the custody hearing for his 3-year-old son, set Dec. 5. He would stick to a routine, and rarely traveled, so after he stopped going to his regular spots for about a week, his father reported him missing.
    It looked like he was home long enough to change clothes. His pickup truck was parked out side, his keys and wallet were nowhere to be found.

    A witnesses came forward with information that Shanley and another patron had gotten into an argument at the bar the night he went missing, they worked it out and then at closing time they left together. She last saw them talking in the parking lot.

    Police call his disappearance suspicious.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cahokia Police Department
    (618) 337-9505

    Source Information
    Belleville News Democrat 1/25/07
    Edwardsville Journal 7/17/07