Donald Etheridge Lyle

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Above Images: Lyle, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 10, 2016 from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 49 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 170 - 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Lyle had a goatee at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses and has a surgical scar on his abdomen near his ribs. His nickname is Don.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved maroon henley shirt and black jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Lyle was taking medication at the time of his disappearance for unspecified reasons; he doesn't have his medicine with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lyle was lat seen in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina at 6:30 a.m. on March 10, 2016. He was en route to Charlotte, North Carolina for a meeting, but never arrived there and has never been heard from again. Lyle was driving his sister's orange four-door 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara with the personalized North Carolina license plate number NEW BLK and a spare tire cover reading "Southern Jeep Greenbrier Norfolk" in a circle around the phrase "Save the Headlights" in a box. He'd borrowed his sister's car because his own was broken down. Photos of the vehicle are posted below this case summary. It was found at a Comfort Inn in Salisbury, North Carolina after Lyle's disappearance, with his wallet and cellular phone inside it.

    Little information is available in Lyle's disappearance. He didn't have any extra clothing, toiletries, his medication, or any cash or credit cards when he disappeared, and his family doesn't believe he would have abandoned his wife and children. His case remains unsolved.

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    Above Images: Lyle's Jeep

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Wake County Sheriff's Office
    919-856-6862

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    ABC 11
    Missing Persons of America
    Donald Lyle's Facebook Page
    Bring Don Home
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 20, 2017; casefile added.

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