North American Missing Persons Network
David Charles Whitehair

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Above Image: Whitehair, circa 2010

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 23, 2010 from Felton, Kent County, Delaware
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: not specified
  • Age: 17 years
  • Height: 5'8"-5'11"; (68"-71")
  • Weight: 175-190 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Red / Auburn
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Faint burn scar on right cheek.
    Tattoo from right shoulder to right elbow is a dream catcher with the words
    "Cherokee Pride". Pierced left and right ears. Fair complexion, freckles
    encompassing his entire body.
  • Medical Conditions: X-rays of wrist and thorax previously obtained
    at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, DE.
  • Clothing: Black and white Vans or tan work boots. Black rubber
    elastic wrist band. Usually carrying Wintergreen Skoal chewing tobacco
  • Jewelry: Diamond stud or black stud earrings, silver twist chain
    necklace, silver titanium tribal ring.
  • AKA: Lil David
  • Case Number: 03-10-012203; NamUs MP # 7872

  • Details of Disappearance
    Father and son missing in Delaware Bay in the area of Port Mahon, Kent County, Delaware. Father's body recovered from
    Delaware Bay one week later.

    Synopsis: In the mid-afternoon hours of Saturday, April 24, 2010, a 16-18 foot vessel was spotted overturned in the
    Delaware Bay in the area of Port Mahon. U.S. Coast Guard personnel, Little Creek Fire Company, the DSP Dive Team and
    DNREC Fish and Wildlife responded to the area. Upon locating the boat, they found it void of any occupants. A search and
    rescue operation ensued and no one was located.

    The boat was recently purchased by David R. Whitehair of Felton. Mr. Whitehair and his 17-year-old son David C. Whitehair
    were supposed to go on a chartered fishing trip yesterday; however, the trip was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
    Mr. Whitehair decided to go anyway on his own boat and he took his son. They were last seen yesterday April 23, 2010 at
    5:00 p.m.

    MP 7872's father David R. Whitehair body has been recovered from Delaware Bay.

    MP 7872, David Charles Whitehair's body has not been recovered. MP 7872, David Charles Whitehair is of Cherokee Indian

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Delaware State Police
    Sgt. Colby Cox
    (302) 697-4454

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