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#1 Denise

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

Missing Adult

If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department at (225) 621-8300

Name: Troy Spencer Marks

 

Classification: Missing Adult

Date of Birth: 1967-03-02
Date Missing: 2006-06-06
From City/State: New Orleans, LA
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 39
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 70 inches
Weight: 175 pounds
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Complexion: Medium
Identifying Characteristics: Tattoo of "Yosemite Sam" with a "gun" in one hand and a "football" in the other hand with "TSM 33" on shoulder, wears a goatee, pierced left ear.
Clothing: Possibly wearing a "do-rag".
Jewelry: Cubic zirconia earring in left ear.

Circumstances of Disappearance: Unknown. Troy was last seen in the vicinity of North Dourgenois St. in New Orleans, LA. Troy's company vehicle, described as a dark gray four door Ford F150 truck with a "LSU" plate frame on back, a "LSU" purple mirror looking plate on front, "LSU Tigers" in white block lettering on back window and a LA license plate, was later found in Baton Rouge, LA.

Investigative Agency: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department
Phone: (225) 621-8300
Investigative Case #: 06-2770

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#2 Lori Davis

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:00 PM

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The Missing -- A Weekly Exposé of Lost Souls -- Issue #4 

In this week's edition of "The Missing," we will revisit the mysterious disappearance of Troy Spencer Marks, Sr., a 39-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who went missing in June 2006.

Troy Marks' family is desperate for any information on their loved one's whereabouts. Since his disappearance, his father has passed on and his mother has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Amidst this tragedy, Troy's wife, Ashley Marks, has had to try and comfort their two young children, Troy Jr. and Jacob, ages 4 and 6. Yesterday, I had a chance to speak with Ashley about the circumstances surrounding her husband's sudden and unexpected disappearance.

"Troy was working a concrete job in New Orleans, and on June 7, 2006, he had a friend drop him off in the vicinity of North Dourgenois Street," Ashley said during a telephone interview yesterday. "Troy never made it to work, and we have not seen or heard from him since."

In the wake of Troy's disappearance, his employer discovered that a vehicle Troy drove for the concrete company, a dark gray four-door Ford F150, was missing. Troy's boss notified police, who later recovered the vehicle in the parking lot of a Baton Rouge apartment building.

According to Ashley, Troy had a previous history of drug and alcohol abuse, something that she believes resulted in the local police department's reluctance to take his disappearance seriously. Ashley also claims local media outlets were not interested in covering the story because, as she was told by at least one newspaper, "many adults go missing by choice."

"Even when Troy was using, he never hesitated to call home," Ashley said. "He was always in communication. I am convinced something terrible happened to Troy. When his father died in November 2006, Troy was a no-show at the funeral. Troy had a very close relationship with both of his parents, and he never would have intentionally missed his father's funeral. Now, with his mother being diagnosed with cancer, we are even more desperate for answers. His mom doesn't want to go to the grave not knowing what happened to her son."

Troy's case was recently moved from the Missing Persons division of the Baton Rouge Parish Police Department to the Homicide Division http://brgov.com/dept/brpd/. The detective working the case was unavailable for comment yesterday, but according to Ashley, the case was transferred because of rumors that Troy was murdered and his body was hidden in New Orleans or Baton Rouge.

"Aside from jailhouse and street rumor, we are at a standstill," Ashley said. "We need some answers. I need to know what to tell our children."

Troy Spencer Marks is described as a white male, 5'10", 175 lbs., with blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of the cartoon character Yosemite Sam on one hand and a football on the other. He also has a tattoo on his shoulder with the inscription "TSM 33" on his shoulder.

Anyone with information in this case should contact the Baton Rouge Parish Police Department at 225-389-2000.

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 08:49 AM

Troy has now been missing for 2 years.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

#4 Kelly

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 07:40 PM

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Missing Person: Troy Spencer Marks
Date of Birth: 3/2/1967
Missing Since: 6/4/2006
Missing City: Prairieville
Missing State: Louisiana
Age at disappearance: 39
Gender: Male
Race: White
Height: 5 ft 10"
Weight: 175 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde (balding)
Eye Color: Blue

Characteristics: Tattoo of Yosemite Sam with a gun in one hand and a football in the other with the initials TSM 33 on left shoulder. Protruding bone on side of great toe. Scar on his chin, broken nose, scar on shoulder from previous surgery. Left ear is pierced.

Jewelry: Usually wore a stud earring on the left ear

Circumstances: Last seen on North Dourgenois St in New Orleans on June 6, 2006. He left in a gray four door Ford F150 truck, which was since recovered in Baton Rouge, was impounded and sold. His only possessions included a few articles of clothing.

Agency Name: Baton Rouge City Police (Homicide)
Agency Phone: 225-620-5665
Case Number: 06-2770

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#5 Lori Davis

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:39 PM

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Charley Project profile for Troy Spencer Marks

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 03:19 PM

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#7 Lori Davis

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 02:24 PM

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NamUs profile for Troy Spencer Marks

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#8 Lori Davis

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:48 PM

http://identifyla.ls...file.php?id=233
Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People profile for Troy Spencer Marks

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#9 Lori Davis

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:31 PM

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National tour honors missing Ascension man

 

KIMBERLY VETTER

Advocate staff writer

October 27, 2011

 

It’s been more than five years since Ashley Marks reported her husband missing to authorities in Ascension Parish.

 

The last time she and her two sons saw Troy Spencer Marks was on June 4, 2006.

 

On that day, the family of four went to church in Baton Rouge and then drove to their Ascension Parish home, where they swam and played T-ball.

 

“It was a good last day,” Ashley Marks said.

 

Since then, Marks said, she has done everything she can to find out what happened to the father of her 9- and 11-year-old children.

 

One of Marks’ efforts is paying off Tuesday when the Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons, also known as CUE, comes to Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge on its eighth national “On the Road to Remember Tour.”

 

This year’s tour honoree is Troy Marks.

 

“Each year, the group picks one missing person from around the country to spotlight their story and to spread awareness of missing people in general,” CUE founder Monica Caison said. “Marks is the first Louisiana resident to be chosen as an honoree for the group’s trip.”

 

Caison, who started CUE in 1994 after meeting families of missing persons, said Ashley Marks contacted her group years ago about her now ex-husband’s case.

 

“I’ve seen her struggle up close,” Caison said.

 

It can be especially hard for a missing man’s case to catch the attention of the media and, in some cases, the serious attention of authorities, Caison said.

 

“There is a thought by people that men can take care of themselves,” she said.

 

Troy Marks was last seen on June 6, 2006, in the area of North Dourgenois Street in New Orleans, where he was working while living in a halfway house in Gretna, Ashley Marks said.

 

About a month later, Troy Marks’ company vehicle was found in the parking lot of a Baton Rouge apartment building, Ashley Marks said. The windows of the pickup truck had been shot out, she said.

 

Ashley Marks said her former husband was a recovering drug addict who might have relapsed before he disappeared. During previous relapses, however, Troy Marks always kept in touch with his family, she said.

 

“I never expected him to be gone this long,” Ashley Marks said. “Even when Troy was using, he never hesitated to call home; he was always in communication.”

 

Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said his office worked on the case with the Baton Rouge Police Department, which is now the lead investigating agency because Tony Marks’ vehicle was found in the city.

 

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said the department’s homicide division is investigating the case but does not have any leads.

 

Investigators have interviewed people Troy Marks was acquainted with but have no evidence that points to foul play, McKneely said.

 

Ashley Marks said she’s not going to stop looking for her ex-husband.

 

“I can’t do that to my kids,” she said. “They can’t grow up believing dads just walk away.”

 

Caison said she is traveling across the country to make sure no case, including unsolved homicides, fades from memory and to remind the public that all families are in need of resolution.

 

Her “On the Road to Remember Tour” started Friday in Lumberton, N.C., and will end Saturday in Wilmington, N.C.

 

Caison, Ashley Marks and friends and family connected to other local missing person cases — including the case of Sylviane Lozada, the Brusly High School teacher reported missing in East Baton Rouge Parish in July — will be at Healing Place Church, 19202 Highland Road, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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