On October 26th, 1998, Amarillo experienced one of its most tragic disappearances that sent shockwaves through the local community when a 9-year-old boy by the name of Thomas Dorien suddenly went missing.

To this day there are still little to no clues regarding his whereabouts, leaving countless questions in the air for both investigators and the family of Thomas Dorien.

What Happened To Dorien Thomas?

A new podcast series titled "The Macabre Club - What Happened to Dorien Thomas?" is delving back into this cold case. This podcast is delving deep into the details and circumstances of Dorien's haunting disappearance, and theories surrounding what happened to him.

The podcast is currently on its third episode and it has already covered a wide array of topics surrounding Dorien's disappearance. Nearby murders, the prison system, and ongoing socio-economic issues are just a few of the topics that have been touched upon in trying to look at the big picture around Dorein's disappearance.

Remembering Dorien Thomas

Although it has been twenty years since the disappearance of Dorien Thomas, the city of Amarillo has not been forgotten. There is still hope for his finding and it is well-known that any information or leads that can be used to help find him will be used in the effort towards solving this case.

Amarillo's dedication to preserving Dorien's memory can also be seen in its recent efforts, such as the renaming of North Heights School to the Dorien Thomas North Heights School or a planned mural that will be painted in his name.

The Missing 18 People From the Texas Panhandle

These are the 18 people from the Amarillo area who have gone missing and have not yet been found. The cases are listed from most recent to oldest. Please take a look and see if you recognize any faces. Any information is helpful for investigators and the families missing them.

If you know anything about the following missing people, please call Amarillo Police Department at (806) 378-3038 You may make an anonymous tip.

Information gathered from the Amarillo Police Department, Charley Project, TXDPS, and NAMUS.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 8/06/2023

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Executed Death Row Inmates from the Texas Panhandle

The following individuals were convicted of Capital Murder for crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle (Amarillo and its surrounding areas) and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Read a brief summary on the area's executed Death Row inmates.

All information and photos have been taken from TDCJ and court records.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark




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