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Charles Ellsworth Duke

Case Details

Case Type: Missing

Height: 5' 11"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 155 lbs


Identifying Marks: Scar on right elbow.

Incident Date: 08/16/2003


Agency: Otero County Sheriff's Office

City: La Junta

Date of Birth: 08/10/1946

County: Otero

Date of Death: Unknown

Agency Case #: 03-0644

Age: 57

Judicial District: 16th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: 21751

Eyes: Hazel

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

Mr. Charles Duke was last seen in La Junta, CO on August 16, 2003. He and a companion, Pam Eddings, were traveling in a blue and gray minivan in the Vogel Canyon area of La Junta. According to Eddings, the van became high-centered and they decided to abandon it and walk back to town. Eddings said she was unable to make the trip and Mr. Duke left her at around noon and went for help; he never arrived home and has never been heard from again. A rancher eventually found Eddings and took her back to La Junta. An extensive search on foot and by air failed to find Charles Duke. In late September 2003, six weeks after Mr. Duke's disappearance, a residence he owned which was occupied by his niece and her family caught on fire after an explosion which was determined to be arson. The fire has not been connected to Mr. Duke's disappearance and his case remains unsolved. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Otero County Sheriff's Office.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Otero County Sheriff's Office

La Junta


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