Dale A. Lafleur

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Above Images: Dale, circa 2011

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 13, 2011 from Port Barre, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 13, 1942
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 165 - 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Dale has a mole on his forehead. He has missing teeth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow shirt and black pants.
  • Medical Conditions: Dale was diagnosed with prostate cancer shortly before his disappearance was depressed as a result.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dale was last seen leaving his home in the 2600 block of Bayou Road in Port Barre, Louisiana at 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2011. He was driving a 1991 Mazda Miata convertible with the Louisiana handicapped license plate number 320729. The vehicle is blue, with gray primer and has a soft black top. He has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of Dale's whereabouts. He left his dog behind, which is uncharacteristic of him, and also left his trailer home unlocked. His family stated he doesn't hunt or fish and rarely stays away from home for more than a day or so.

    In May 2017, Dale's 23-year-old grand-nephew, Philip Foster Lafleur, confessed to his great-uncle's murder. A photo of Philip is posted below this case summary. He was already in custody awaiting trial for second-degree murder at the time. He had confessed in February 2016 to the murder of Akeem Adiddias Ceasar, who had disappeared from Eunice, Louisiana in December 2015 and was found shot to death in a wooded area of Eunice two months later. Philip stated he'd beaten Dale to death because Dale had promised to give him some money and then hadn't done so. He stated he buckled his great-uncle's body into the passenger seat of Dale's Mazda and drove it into the Atchafalaya River across from Krotz Springs. Police searched the specified location, but they couldn't find Dale's car or his body, and Philip has not been charged in his uncle's case due to lack of evidence.

    Although Dale was upset over his recent cancer diagnosis, his loved ones don't believe he would have taken his own life. Foul play is suspected in his disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Above: Philip LaFleur

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office
    337-948-6516

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    KLFY
    KATC 3
    The Daily World
    KPEL 96.5 FM
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 21, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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