David Paul Ruggiero
Ruggiero, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 11/12/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Huron, South Dakota
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A navy blue jacket, blue jeans and brown hiking boots or work boots.
Medical conditions : Ruggiero is a diabetic and insulin-dependent. It isn't known whether he had his insulin with him at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ruggiero has a scar on his right arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ruggiero was last seen north of Huron, South Dakota on November 12, 2012. He has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, his pickup truck was found north of Huron, south of Highway 28, near the James River. Few details are available in Ruggiero's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Huron Police Department
Beadle County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
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