Robert Curtis Coe
Coe, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 03/12/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/19/1955 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'2, 140 - 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray and blue plaid flannel shirt, blue jeans, brown leather loafers and possibly a brown suede lamb-lined jacket.
Medical conditions : Coe suffers from depression. He is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Coe has scars on both wrists.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Coe was last seen in Austin, Texas on March 12, 1978. His roommates saw him walk away from his residence at a duplex in the 500 block of east Monroe Street in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood of south Austin. He never returned and has never been seen again.
Coe was a student at the University of Texas at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Austin Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Austin American-Statesman
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