Richard Dewain Hess
Hess, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 12/05/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/09/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 155 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hess may spell his middle name "Dwaine" or "Dwane." His nickname is Dick. He has a scar on his right knee and a scar on his right elbow.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hess was last seen in Barnett, Missouri on December 5, 2010. He was visiting a cousin there. Hess's cousin left, and while Hess was alone in the house, there was an explosion and the house caught fire. A witness tried to get in through a window to rescue Hess, but was driven back by the smoke and flames.
Police subsequently searched the site with a cadaver dog, but found no tEthnicity : of Hess; he has never been heard from again. The circumstances of his case are unclear.
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Morgan County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Missouri State Highway Patrol
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