Randolph Robert Hamm
Hamm, approximately 1974; Tattoos on Hamm's biceps
Date reported missing : 01/14/1975
Missing location (approx) :
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/24/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue shirt, blue jeans and brown zip-up dress shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Hamm has burn scars on his feet and back and skin grafts from his thighs. He has a tattoo of a devil's face on his left upper arm and a tattoo of the initials "USMC" on his right upper arm; photos of the tattoos are posted with this case summary. His nickname is Randy.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hamm was last seen near the Idella's store on the corner of south 6th Street and Wiard Street in Klamath Falls, Oregon on January 14, 1975. He has never been heard from again. He was in the company of a friend, Bruce Wirth, at the time of his disappearance. Investigators believe he was murdered the night he disappeared and his body may be buried in an unmarked grave in Klamath County.
Hamm is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He left behind two young children. His parents are deceased, but his children are still alive and hope for answers in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Oregon State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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