Donald Beams Wallace

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Above: Wallace, circa 1991

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 2, 1991 from Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 10, 1953
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 180 - 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Wallace may have a full beard, but he was clean-shaven at the time of her disappearance. He has a surgical scar on his back and steel rods implanted there due to a previous spinal cord injury. Wallace has a scar on his upper left inner arm. He may use the aliases Sri Janni Yogi and/or Pak Bechakk.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light-colored shirt, white painter's pants, a light blue hat and possibly a neck chain with a cross pendant.
  • Medical Conditions: Wallace was diagnosed with schizophrenia when he was 19 years old. He also has physical problems, including bladder and bowel paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Wallace was last seen on the corner of May Street and Park Avenue in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 2, 1991. His mother saw him as she drove by and said he appeared to be waiting for someone or something; she thought he was waiting for a bus. Wallace was carrying a tote bag over one of his shoulders at the time of his disappearance, which contained medical supplies, including some Attends diapers. He is not believed to have been carrying any money or identification. He has never been heard from again.

    Wallace resided in the 1000 block of Main Street. His mother became concerned when he did not answer her letters and she went to his apartment and discovered that it had been meticulously cleaned. Wallace's possessions, including a sculpture he made and a box of Attends diapers, were left behind.

    Wallace was employed as a house painter in 1991. He frequently visited churches and libraries and has an interest in religion, particularly Hare Krishna. He has disappeared before, once turning up in Dallas, Texas. Wallace's case remains unsolved. He was declared legally dead in 2005.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Worcester Police Department
    508-799-8600

    OR
    West Boylston Police Department
    508-835-3233

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    ID-Wanted.org
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 6, 2005; medical conditions, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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