August Richard Schwabenland
Schwabenland, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 11/13/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Gold Beach, Oregon
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/24/1928 (92)
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'1, 210 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored long-sleeved jacket or sweatshirt with zipper up the front and a zipped left breast pocket, gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt.
Medical conditions : Schwabenland has diabetes and heart disease and requires medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray/white hair, blue eyes. Schwabenland has a scar on his chest from heart surgery. He may go by his middle name, Richard, or the nickname Dick. He wears eyeglasses with steel frames.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schwabenland was last seen approximately 4:00 p.m. on November 13, 2004 in Gold Beach, Oregon. He was driving his maroon 1996 Buick LeSabre with the Oregon license plate number YWZ-945.
Schwabenland had been shopping and was returning home; his residence was three miles away from where he was last seen. He apparently never arrived there and has never been heard from again. His vehicle is also missing.
Schwabenland was reported missing on the evening of November 16. He frequented casinos and the Nesika Beach rest area in 2004. He withdrew $200 from his bank account on the day of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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Curry County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
North American Missing Persons Network
The Curry County Reporter
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October 12, 2004. May 28, 2013; alternate height and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added.
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