MP of the week: Troy Marks

This week’s featured missing person is Troy Spencer Marks, a 39-year-old man last seen in New Orleans, Louisiana on June 6, 2006. He is described as as white, 5’10 and 175 pounds, with blond hair, blue eyes and a goatee. He has three tattoos, all described in the casefile, and scars on his shoulder and chin, and his nose was broken once between his toe has a protruding bone which might be an indentifier if someone finds skeletal remains.

Marks was driving his company vehicle at the time of his disappearance. It later turned up in Baton Rouge, an hour and a half from New Orleans, in an apartment complex parking lot.

The most recent article I can find out Troy Marks is from 2011. It has some more details that aren’t (yet) in his Charley Project casefile, such as the fact that Troy was living in a halfway house when he disappeared and when his truck turned up, the windows had been shot out.

Marks was a recovering addict and it seems likely that he relapsed and something bad happened to him. His wife said he’d relapsed before but never disappeared without a trace; he’d always keep in touch even through the addiction throes.

7 thoughts on “MP of the week: Troy Marks

  1. audrey7703 December 7, 2021 / 8:05 pm

    His halfway house was in Gretna, which is part of the NOLA Metro area. It’s suburban and I drive through all the time to get around. It’s on the other side of the Mississippi and the Crescent City Bridge, the Metro area called the “West Bank.” Unfortunately, it’s the town and Parish where deputies met people trying to evacuate the city on the bridge with firearms during Hurricane Katrina. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4855611

    • Meaghan December 7, 2021 / 8:07 pm

      The Small Town Murder podcast did a case from Gretna, I remember they talked about the bridge fiasco.

  2. Sara December 11, 2021 / 12:12 pm

    I’m beginning to believe the majority of people who disappeared along with their cars are in bodies of water (or maybe isolated woods or something).

    • Mia December 11, 2021 / 2:40 pm

      Same!

    • Meaghan December 13, 2021 / 12:10 pm

      Poor woman. I’m glad the killer had enough of a conscience to fess up before the end.

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