Robert H. Houk
Houk, approximately 1990
Date reported missing : 10/01/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/02/1963 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 26 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue jacket, blue jeans and cowboy boots.
Medical conditions : Houk used tranquilizers at the time of his 1990 disappearance. He may have violent tendencies and caution is advised when approaching him.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. The middle finger on Houk's right hand is crippled. He has pockmarks on his face and a surgical scar on his left knee. His nicknames are Bobby and Cowboy Bob, and may use the alias Peter Mack. Houk may have a beard.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Houk was last seen walking away from his father's Indianapolis, Indiana residence on October 1, 1990. He was carrying a pair of cowboy boots and had two pairs of pants slung over his shoulder at the time. He has never been heard from again.
Few details are available in Houk's case. He didn't have access to a vehicle at the time of his 1990 disappearance and frequently hitchhiked. Palm Beach County, Florida authorities are investigating his disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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October 12, 2004. June 30, 2010; place of disappearance corrected, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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