MP of the week: Gerald Marks

This week’s featured missing person is Gerald Alexander Marks, a 57-year-old man who disappeared from Detroit, Michigan in September 2007. For some reason he wasn’t reported missing until May 2011, nearly four years later. I don’t know anything else about his case but wonder if he was transient or had no family, and perhaps that’s why his disappearance wasn’t reported sooner.

4 thoughts on “MP of the week: Gerald Marks

  1. John August 3, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I am wondering what the story is behind the sudden treasure trove of postings on Charley from Detroit! You would think that many of these cases would have been previously posted. But, wow, they are almost all 1st time posting. Has Detroit been sitting on missing persons cases?

    • Meaghan August 3, 2018 / 9:15 am

      There is no particular reason. I just decided to do a Detroit blitz. I was reading about the dreadful situation in Flint, but they didn’t have many MPs on NamUs, so I was wound up doing Detroit instead.

      Most of those cases had been on NamUs for awhile. You have to consider that NamUs has 15,000 cases to the Charley Project’s 10,000, so they have a lot of cases Charley doesn’t have.

  2. Latrice Maize October 2, 2018 / 6:36 am

    Gerald Alexander Marks is my dad. I miss him so much. We were told by family members that his dissaperance case was reported to police. Later, we found out that my aunt his sister reported him missing in 2011. He was on drugs most of his life. This illness did not exclude him from being a person. My sister and I went to the the detective office in Detroit around 2015 to give our DNA samples. I am praying we receive closure.

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