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Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!
Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Find missing Ellis Faison Sr!
He thought that teenagers got inside his car.
He called police to his home twice that day.
Then he walked out his front door and vanished.
It has been over 29 years
Since his family and friends last saw him.
It has been over 29 years
Since his family and friends last heard from him.
Where is this missing older man?

Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Missing Person: Ellis Faison Sr
Missing Since
Missing From
Kenansville, North Carolina
Endangered Missing
Date of Birth
07/12/1925 (93 years old current age)
Age when last seen
64 years old
Height and Weight
5’3, 115 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description
A yellow t-shirt, a cap and no shoes.
Medical Conditions
Faison is an alcoholic.
Distinguishing Characteristics
African-American male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Faison’s right pinky finger is crooked and he limps on his right leg.

Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Ellis Faison Sr was last seen in Kenansville, North Carolina. This incident occurred on August 9, 1989. That evening, he thought he saw some Caucasian teenagers inside his car. It is described as a four-door Pontiac Bonneville. He kept it locked and parked next to his house.

Once at 9:00 P.M. and then again at 9:30 P.M., he summoned the police to look at the car. However, when they shined their flashlights into the vehicle they didn’t see anything suspicious. And there were no footprints in the wet driveway besides Faison’s.

It was about two hours after the second police visit. And it was between 11:30 P.M. and midnight. At that time, Faison walked out his front door and vanished. He has never been heard from again.

Faison had been behaving very oddly before his disappearance. Authorities believe his mind was affected by a combination of alcohol and prescription medication. He held long conversations with deceased relatives on the day he vanished, and even asked his wife to get them some water.

Searchers found Faison’s hat in a neighbor’s yard. They found a coffee mug full of whiskey in his carport. His shoes were found at his home. Faison’s loved ones stated he never went anywhere, even inside his own home, without shoes on because he was afraid of snakes. The neighbor who last saw Faison said he was running through her yard yelling. And he appeared very frightened.

She saw another man walk by a few minutes later. He was tall, with a stocky build, light skin, long slicked-back hair and a limp. He was wearing dark-colored overalls and the neighbor thought he might have escaped from the local jail. The neighbor called the police to report a prowler. But the police couldn’t find the man and he has never been identified.

Authorities at first theorized that Faison had left of his own accord. For his wife wanted to enroll him in a detoxification program. Or police speculated that he wandered off and died. They reconsidered these theories, however, as months and years passed without Faison or his body being located. One of his sons believes he was murdered on the night of his disappearance.

Faison served in the Navy during World War II. For most of his life he worked as a carpenter and repairman for the county school system. His wife died in 1994, but his two sons are still alive and hope he will be found. His case remains unsolved.

Find Missing Ellis Faison Sr!

Ellis Faison Sr has been missing for over 29 years. He is one of the last World War II missing veterans. It seems that Mr. Faison would have fit the criteria for a Silver Alert, should the program have been in place at this disappearance. But what happened to Mr. Faison after he was last seen walking away? Did he, as police have surmised, leave of his own accord? Did someone approach Mr. Faison, groom him, and lure him to vanish in order to be in their company? Do you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Ellis Faison Sr? Do you have any information concerning the person (s) who may be involved in his disappearance?

Agency Name: Kenansville Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Captain James Strickland
Agency Phone Number: 910-296-0369
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 003189

NCIC Case Number: M376471781
NamUs Case Number: 5139
VICAP Case Number: 1989NC00011

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