North American Missing Persons Network
Paul Ward Shrout

Above Image: Shrout, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 4, 1999 from Sharpsburg, Bath County, Kentucky
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: not specified
  • Age: 85 years
  • Height: 5'9"; (59")
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Mr. Shrout wore eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Mr. Shrout had a pacemaker.
  • Clothing: Blue flannel shirt and dark pants.
  • Case Number: 8-99-0032

  • Details of Disappearance
    Paul Shrout was last seen alive at approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 4, 1999 at his home in Bath County by a family member. Mr. Shrout was lying in a
    bed in his bedroom. He lived at the residence with a family member. The family member left the home around 2:00 p.m. to go to town to run some errands.
    A neighbor to Mr. Shrout noticed his house was on fire at 3:41 p.m. and called the Fire Department. After the fire at the home was extinguished, numerous,
    extensive searches of the residence were conducted and the body of Mr. Shrout has never been recovered. It is the opinion of investigators that Mr. Shrout
    was not in the home at the time of the fire. However, his health did not permit him to drive. The cause of the fire was listed as undetermined.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kentucky State Police
    Detective Larry Bowling
    (606) 784-4127

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