The Doe Network:
Case File 1319DMAL


Jerry Wayne Lackey
Missing since July 29, 1985 from Roebuck, Jefferson County, Alabama
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 18, 1949
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 36 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'2; 160 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Dark blond hair; blue eyes.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans; dark and light brown plaid shirt.
  • Dentals: Not available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Lackey disappeared July 29, 1985. In suicide notes to his family, he said that life had not been what he expected. His wife had left him for another man, and two tours of duty in Vietnam haunted him. Lackey, was an Ex-Army Ranger with 2 tours in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. In the notes he said that the forest was the only place he felt at home. He stated that he would take a long walk in the woods in a secluded area, near the St. Clair- Jefferson county line. He would spend two days alone, at peace. Then his plan was to dig a grave, and bury himself, before committing suicide.
When last seen by his brother-in-law on July 29, 1985, Lackey had in his possession a sawed-off 20-gauge shotgun, and a .357- caliber Magnum revolver. His plan was to leave his vehicle in the Leeds area.
Police found Lackey's silver 1982 Chevrolet pickup the night of his disappearance. It was located on Weaver Avenue, near Interstate 20, in St Clair County, Al. Blood hounds from St. Clair Correctional covered the area adjacent to the location of the truck with no success.

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

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Agency Case Number: 85-077400

NCIC Number: M013421269
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Anniston Star
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
NamUs MP #4777

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