Missing person Gary James Shanley

Case Summary: Missing Person – Gary James Shanley

  • Missing Since: 11/23/2006
  • Missing From: East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Date of Birth: 06/21/1979 (42)
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height/Weight: 5’8″, 175 pounds
  • Description: Possibly wearing a t-shirt, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a flannel jacket.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Reddish-black goatee. Right ear pierced, left ear double-pierced. Scar on left thumb. Tattoos include “GFID” above a red heart pierced by a knife, the name “Zander” and the date “07/04/03” on his chest, a skull with blue flames on his right leg, a detailed knife from the crease of his right elbow down to his wrist, and a Chinese good luck symbol on his right bicep.

Details of Disappearance:

  • Shanley was last seen at approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 23, 2006, at the Double Deuce bar in the vicinity of Falling Springs and Mildred Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois.
  • After his disappearance, his jeans were found on the floor of his apartment, with the belt still in the loops. His money, cellular phone, and ID card were on a table, and his older model maroon Sonoma pickup truck was in the parking lot, but his wallet and keys were missing.
  • Shanley’s loved ones noted that it seemed as if he had stopped by his apartment to change clothes and left shortly afterward.
  • He had no credit cards and only a couple of dollars in his bank account at the time.
  • Shanley missed his job on November 26, a Thanksgiving celebration on November 25, and a custody hearing on December 4, which was highly uncharacteristic of him.
  • His case remains unsolved, and Cahokia, Illinois police are investigating.


  • Cahokia Police Department: 618-337-9505

Note: This information is accurate as of the last update available.

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