Flashback Friday: Gary Wayne Dover

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Gary Wayne Dover, who disappeared from the city of Denton, Texas on August 29, 1981. Denton is up in the northern part of the state near the Oklahoma border.

I don’t have much on Gary Dover’s case. His car was found abandoned after his disappearance, which isn’t a great sign. I haven’t heard about any evidence of violence in the car, like blood or anything, but foul play is suspected in Dover’s disappearance.

A fairly unusual distinguishing characteristic: Dover has a bullet wound scar in his lower left leg, and the bullet was still inside him. He also suffers from an unspecified “eye disorder” but generally refused to wear his prescription glasses.

If he were alive today he could be 66.

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3 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Gary Wayne Dover

  1. Aleasha October 14, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    Hi Meaghan,

    My name is Aleasha over last weekend I was helping my mom clean out an old farmhouse she is getting ready to move into. Upon cleaning it we came acrossed a stack of books & since I love to read my mom told me to take what I wanted! So I took them all. In the stack of books I found a book called American Poems published by The McLean Company in 1916. The exciting part other than this being original book from 1916 in the back I came across a clipping from the Charley Brewster Ross kidnapping it’s an original paper & it’s for a reward for 20,000$ for the safe return of the child I assume was sent by the father. I guess I am curious to see the importance of this article & as I stated it is an original clipping from that era.

    • Janny October 16, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      Sounds like something that could be put into a nice frame and given to Meaghan for display.

    • Meaghan October 27, 2016 / 9:54 am

      I’m so sorry it took so long to get back to you. Somehow it slipped my mind.

      That does sound like a great historical artifact. I have no idea if it would be worth anything, but I bet there are organizations you could donate it to. You might consider getting in touch with either the Philadelphia History Museum with the website at http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/ or the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at https://hsp.org/ if you would like to donate it to someone who would appreciate it.

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