Richard Wayne Morrison
Morrison in the early- to mid-1960s (more recent photos are unavailable)
Date reported missing : 04/01/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/01/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'9, 140 - 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown/hazel eyes. Morrison's nickname is Rick.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Morrison was reported missing by his brother from Milwaukee, Wisconsin sometime in April 1977. He had been despondent over a lawsuit at the time of his disappearance. After he went missing, his car was found abandoned and burned near Death Valley, California.
There is speculation that Morrison faked his own death and/or moved to a Spanish-speaking country to begin his life anew, but his actual fate is unknown. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Milwaukee Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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