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Richard Dean Roberts

Case Details

Case Type: Missing

Height: 6' 0"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 230 lbs

Aliases: See below

Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 02/01/1995


Agency: Hayden Police Department

City: Hayden

Date of Birth: 01/05/1944

County: Routt

Date of Death: Unknown

Agency Case #: 95H0182

Age: 51

Judicial District: 14th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: 12070

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Gray or Partially Gray

About this Case:

51 year old Hayden town mayor Richard Roberts was last seen around 8:30pm on February 1, 1995, when he told a town clerk he would not be attending the Hayden Town Council's bi-monthly meeting later that week. Mr. Roberts' job as a consultant to oil companies required him to travel through several counties visiting oil-rig pads, and friends said it was not unusual for him to be gone for more than a week. The town clerk's office reported Mr. Roberts missing February 9, 1995. The Hayden Police Department launched its investigation into Mr. Roberts's disappearance a few days later. His gray and white Ford pickup was found in the Utah desert near the Colorado state line. Mr. Robert's wallet, car keys and .22-caliber rifle were missing. Three footprints were found near the truck but a dry winter left them indistinct. All but one set of fingerprints left in the truck were accounted for. No other evidence was found at the site. Mr. Roberts' aliases include first names Richard, Chester, Dick, and Dean, and last names Roberts and Thayer. Mr. Roberts was divorced and lived alone at the time. He has three daughters. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Hayden Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Hayden Police Department



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