Roger Kenneth Sawyer
Sawyer, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 03/05/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Everglades National Park, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 67 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 170 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green sleeveless t-shirt with the words "Got Milt?" on it, khaki shorts, Crocs shoes, a black Hard Rock Cafe baseball cap and a gold wedding band on his left ring finger.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Sawyer wears a dental bridge with two or three teeth on the left side of upper jaw. He wears eyeglasses for reading.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sawyer was last seen at a remote campground in the Flamingo area at Everglades National Park in Monroe County, Florida on March 5, 2011. He is from Oregon and had taken a cross-country trip with his family in a motor home.
Some of Sawyer's relatives went to the Visitors Center, leaving Sawyer and his wife behind. Sawyer and his wife were in different areas of the campground at the time.
He was last seen at the beach at approximately 6:00 p.m. By 8:30 p.m., everyone had returned to the motor home except him, and his loved ones alerted authorities. He has never been heard from again.
An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of Sawyer's whereabouts, and it isn't clear whether he became lost or if something else caused his disappearance. His family describes him as an experienced outdoorsman. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Everglades National Park Service
September 2021 updates and sources
Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers
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