Phillip Wade Roberts
Roberts, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 05/03/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Grand Saline, Texas
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/20/1946 (75)
Age at the time of disappearance: 36 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown shirt, brown pants and brown work boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Roberts has a tattoo of a heart with a dagger on his upper right arm, four or five inches above the elbow. His nickname is Phil. Roberts may use the aliases Phillip Woode Roberts and/or Phillip Woode Robert.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Roberts was last seen leaving his residence in Grand Saline, Texas to travel to his place of employment between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. on May 3, 1982. He never arrived at his destination and has not been seen again. Four days later, his car was found parked in a pasture off Caney Creek Road north of Grand Saline. There was no sign of a struggle at the scene.
Foul play is possible in Roberts's case, although the police stated there was no evidence of a crime and they thought he might still be alive. He worked as a security officer at Holly Lake Ranch, near Hawkins, Texas, in 1982. His wife had him declared legally dead about a year after he went missing, and collected his life insurance policy.
Other information and links : ncy
Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Doe Network
The Tyler Morning Telegraph
October 12, 2004. April 8, 2020; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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