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Title: Mann,Gregory K.Jr.missing May 10,1997
Description: Texas

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Gregory Keith Mann Jr.

Above Images: Mann, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 10, 1997 from Wichita Falls, Texas
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: February 19, 1977
Age: 20 years old
Height and Weight: 5'6, 140 - 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Mann has a small chicken pox scar on his nose and a scar on his left earlobe. He may be known by his middle name, Keith.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved ivory-colored pullover or button-up shirt, blue jeans, laced brown shoes made of a suede-like material, and a beige baseball cap.

Details of Disappearance

Mann was employed at Ron Roberts Ford in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1997. He reported for work on May 10, 1997 and sold two vehicles. Mann had plans to deliver one of the cars after the upcoming weekend. The dealership allowed salespersons to borrow demonstration automobiles after business hours. Mann selected a red 1996 Ford Mustang and requested a gasoline voucher, as he did not have any cash at the time. It is believed that Mann filled the car's tank after leaving work that evening.
Mann returned to his residence in Fountaingate Apartments on Barnett Road, where he had lived since April 1997. He spoke to his fiancee on the telephone during the evening and they planned to meet the following day. Mann and two of his friends stopped at the Fina gas station on McNiel Avenue and Kell Boulevard shortly thereafter. The business's security camera videotape shows them inside the store at 10:00 p.m. Mann and his friends visited a McDonald's restaurant before going mudding in one of the friends' vehicles. Mann mentioned that he needed to return home while they cleaned the autombile at a local car wash. He said that he was meeting someone at 12:15 a.m. on May 11. He did not mention the person's name or the location of their meeting place. His friends saw him walk up the stairs towards his apartment at approximately 11:45 p.m., but they did not see Mann enter his residence. He has never been heard from again.

Mann's parents discovered the dealership's Ford Mustang abandoned in a church parking lot near their home near the 4300 block of McNiel Avenue during the morning hours of May 11. The vehicle's trunk was partially open and a side panel was apparently lowered inside the compartment. The interior had been cleaned and none of Mann's property was discovered, except for an audio cassette inside the stereo. The car doors were locked, but the alarm system had been turned off.

Mann's fiancee called his parents during the afternoon and said that she did not believe Mann slept at his apartment the previous night. All of his personal belongings were apparently inside his residence. Mann did not have any cash with him at the time of his disappearance. He left approximately $100 in his savings account and never retrieved his paychecks from work. Mann used his fiancee's Fina credit card at the gas station with his friends during the evening of his disappearance, but there have not been any unaccounted transcations on her account since that time.

Mann's fiancee planned to move into his apartment in 1997. He did not have any travel plans at the time of his disappearance. Foul play is suspected in Mann's case.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Wichita Falls Police Department
Texas Department Of Public Safety

Source Information
Texas Department Of Public Safety
In His Hands
Parents Of Murdered Children
The National Center for Missing Adults

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

Last updated May 2, 2005.

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Vanished into thin air."

That was a headline that ran on June 15, 1997, in the Times Record News about a month after Gregory Keith Mann Jr., went missing.

Fifteen years have passed since the last time anyone saw the then-20-year-old Rider High School graduate who went by Keith. The headlines continued to appear every few years around the anniversary of his disappearance. But few developments ever came out of the now long cold case.

"We really believe that someone saw something, and that maybe that person will finally come forward with that information," Debra Mann, Keith's mother said Thursday. "I wish there was something new to report, but we're still pretty much where we were 15 years ago at a standstill."

Keith was last seen by friends who dropped him off at the Fountaingate apartments about 11:45 p.m., May 10, 1997. Witnesses told police they saw him walk up the stairs to his door. No one ever saw him again.

The car he drove earlier that night a red Ford Mustang turned up near his family's home.

Officer Jeff Hughes, Wichita Falls police spokesman, said Thursday the case remains open, but there were no new details to report. Anyone with information about Keith's disappearance is asked to contact the police department at 761-7767.

Thursday, Mann's family ran in ad in the TRN seeking information as well. Keith's picture was placed next to a description detailing the short, light-brown hair and blue eyes his family remembers. He would be 35 years old today.

A cash reward is offered as it has been for many years in the hope someone will be compelled to reveal a key piece of information that could either bring Keith home or bring the family closure. Still, Debra said such hope can be maddening at times.

"I think we've driven ourselves crazy over the years thinking of what could have happened to him," Debra said. "We just hope that someday, someone will have that missing piece of the puzzle for us."

Information also can be given to the Texas Department of Public Safety at 851-5564.

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