Wicked Sins Drummer Donnie Troy Skiff Missing Since April 27
WICKED SINS DRUMMER DONNIE TROY SKIFF MISSING SINCE APRIL 27
May 3, 2009
Wicked Sins (www.myspace.com/wickedsinsrocks) vocalist Dyer Knight contacted Sleaze Roxx hoping that anyone with information on the disappearnce of drummer Donnie Troy Skiff will come forward. Donnie, 34, has been missing since Monday night April 27, 2009. He was last seen fishing with friends in Shickshinny, PA. His Ford truck was found on Wednesday April 30, 2009 burned and abandoned in an area known as the Plymouth Flats. Those with information may call state police at Wyoming at 697-2000.
Wicked Sins guitarist Ken Kelly also stated, “We still have NOT found Donnie! We desperately need volunteers to help us do a ground search. If you, or anyone you know lives in, or close to the Plymouth / Schickshinny areas in PA, we’d be eternally grateful for your help! Please call 570-909-7430 if you’re able to devote some of your time to help us find Donnie. Donnie is 6′ 1″, has hazel eyes, and was last seen wearing green Cargo shorts, a black tank top, and possibly a black sweatshirt / hoodie. Thank you all for your kind words, prayers, help, and e-mails… it means more than you’ll ever know!”
WNEP-TV posted the following news report:
Friends of 34-year old Donnie Skiff joined police and fire crews Wednesday afternoon to search a wooded area just off Route 11 in Plymouth Township.
Skiff, who lives in Plymouth, was last seen late Monday night after fishing with friends along the Susquehanna River in Shickshinny.
“We were fishing until 11p.m. We all parted ways. I went home, Donnie was still there,” said Richard Sims. “And then I found out Tuesday that he went missing from his father.”
Sims said he knew something was wrong when Skiff didn’t show up at work Tuesday morning. “It’s not like Donnie to not call in sick and just not show up,” said Sims.
State police called for crews to search the wooded area in Plymouth Township Wednesday after Skiff’s burned-out pick-up truck was found abandoned there.
A state police forensics unit was brought out as fire crews search for hours with no results.
“A 10-square acre spot that [police] wanted to focus on, that was the area they felt he might have been in,” said Plymouth Township Deputy Fire Chief Barry Lore. “And we had 25 guys from our fire station, plus assisting volunteers, so if [Donnie Skiff] had been there, we’re pretty confident we would have found him.”
Those who know Skiff said there is no reason for him to disappear on his own. He is a drummer with an 80s-style rock band and had just found out the band’s album was finally finished after two years of hard work. The band’s lead singer, Dyer Knight, said he told Skiff about the album last Friday.
“He was happy. We were all excited. When the police first started looking into this, they asked, was he depressed? No way,” said Knight, shaking his head. “We had just gotten the best news in the world. We were talking to record labels. We were this close to being on top of the world.”
“I think something bad happened to Donnie,” said Sims. “I’m still praying that we find him alive. I mean, we’re going on almost three days now.”
The state police fire marshal ruled the truck fire as arson. Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call state police at 570-697-2000.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com and www.myspace.com/wickedsinsrocks