Richard Luther Ingram
Ingram, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 05/09/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Fort Lewis, Washington
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/17/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 175 - 185 pounds
Medical conditions : Ingram may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance. Prior to vanishing, he had experienced headaches, nosebleeds and memory loss. He also suffers from severe arthitis.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Ingram's hair was cut in a military style at the time of his disappearance, and he had a short mustache. He wears eyeglasses for driving. He had a prior ankle injury, and he has a surgical scar on his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ingram was last seen in Fort Lewis, Washington on May 9, 2009. He had just returned from an overseas vacation and was staying in a hotel. When he didn't show up for work, police conducted a welfare check at his home. They discovered Ingram was gone, leaving behind all his belongings, including his truck. He has never been heard from again.
Ingram was in the U.S. Army Reserve at the time of his disappearance, and is a survivalist. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
United States Army Criminal Investigation Command
September 2021 updates and sources
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