Garren Rudolf Beller
Beller, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 11/19/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/17/1971 (49)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 160 - 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A one-quarter carat diamond earring in his left ear.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Beller has a tattoo on his back, a tattoo of a scorpion on his right shoulder, and a half-inch scar on the bridge of his nose. His ears and nipples are pierced. His hair was shoulder-length at the time of his disappearance and he wore it in a ponytail.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Beller lived in the 400 block of Liberty Street in Ashland, Oregon in 2009. In November of that year, he went to visit family and friends in Illinois. He was last seen at Union Station in Chicago, Illinois on November 19. He was dropped off there and was supposed to take an Amtrak train to Portland, Oregon; his scheduled arrival was November 21.
Beller never made it to Oregon. His roommate reported him missing on November 24. Subsequent investigation showed he had never boarded his train.
Beller was self-employed in the construction field at the time of his disappearance. His case is considered suspicious. Indiana and Oregon police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
Ashland, Oregon Police Department
Porter County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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