Sad news coming out of Los Angeles this evening.
Reports are surfacing that Duane Peters, skateboard legend and longtime member of the punk scene through bands like U.S. Bombs, Die Hunns and Gunfight, is currently missing. Peters was reportedly arrested early last Saturday morning (February 9th) on suspicion of domestic violence. It appears that he was let out of jail yesterday (February 13th) and, sadly, hasn’t been seen by his loved ones since. Accompanied by a photo of Peters and his ten-year-old son Clash, a recent Instagram post from Peters’ ex-wife, Corey Parks (ex-Nashville Pussy) reads as follows:
PLEASE HELP US: @dpdisaster My son’s dad Duane Peters has been missing for the last two days. He was released from twin towers yesterday at 6:00 am and vanished. He is apparently NOT strung out on drugs of any kind, but in fact possibly suffering from some type of mental illness, dementia or schizophrenia, which would explain his recent behavior. He was released in a paper robe with no shoes, clothes, phone or money. His son Schuyler was waiting to pick him up and he literally mussed him by 5 minutes and he wondered down the street. We are all very worried, I have been in contact with his girlfriend and close friends and family NO ONE HAS SEEN HIM AT ALL. We have filed a missing persons report and Rob and I have been searching downtown around the mission and skid row with his photo all day. WE NEED HELP. Guys on skateboards and motorcycles cruising the streets, putting up flyers, PLEASE HELP US FIND DUANE!!! This is serious, something is wrong.
Fingers are crossed that this one ends on the happiest note possible. Keep your eyes open and your heads on a swivel LA friends. Here’s hoping DP turns up okay, and sooner rather than later. We’ll keep you posted.
***UPDATE*** Duane has indeed been found. Here’s the story.