Robert Mark Peters
Peters, approximately 2009
Date reported missing : 06/28/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/20/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 43 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 179 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light blue t-shirt, beige or khaki shorts and sandals.
Medical conditions : Peters is an insulin-dependent diabetic. He wears an insulin pump and had about a three- or four-day supply of the medication with him when he disappeared. When his insulin levels drop, Peters may become disoriented, hallucinate, and act erratically.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Peters has previously injured his right ankle and he limps as a result. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Peters was last seen at Hidden Valley Campground on County Road 203 off Highway 3 in Greenville, Missouri at 4:30 a.m. on June 28, 2009. He had gone camping with two friends and was supposed to meet his wife and daughters later that day.
Other campers saw a man matching Peters's description repeatedly asking for directions to the campsite. When his companions woke up at 8:00 a.m., Peters was not at the campsite. An extensive search turned up no sign of him and he has never been heard from again.
Peters left behind his pickup truck and duffel bag. His loved ones stated it's uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning; they believe he became disoriented from diabetic complications and wandered away from the campsite. His case remains unsolved.
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October 12, 2004. September 15, 2012; picture, height, weight, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Medical conditions : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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