Roy George Vavra
Vavra, approximately 2006; Truck similar to the one Vavra was seen in (Vavra's truck was white)
Date reported missing : 01/24/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/06/1967 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A light gray hooded sweatshirt with "Marsh Memorial" printed on the left side of the chest, Wrangler jeans, brown and tan cowboy boots, a black baseball cap with "Classic Ropes" printed on it, a brown leather western-style belt with rawhide accents, a silver western-style belt buckle with "Team Ropers" written on it and additional writing, a braided hemp necklace with a bear tooth pendant, and possibly a rawhide bEthnicity : let.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Vavra is balding and his teeth are yellow. He has a vasectomy scar on his genitals, a surgical scar on his knee and a scar from a childhood hernia operation.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vavra was last seen by his roommate at 6:00 a.m. on January 24, 2006. He had agreed to go hunting with a friend that day, but when the friend arrived to pick him up, Vavra was not there. He left a note saying he would be back by 11:00 a.m., which was the time his friend was scheduled to arrive.
On the day of his disappearance, Vavra was sighted leaving a convenience store at Highway 50 and Force Road, approximately two miles from his residence, with an unidentified Caucasian male in his mid-thirties with short blond hair.
The individual was driving a small white pickup truck similar to an older model Ford Courier. A photograph of a blue 1979 Ford Courier is posted below this case summary. Vavra and the other man drove north on Skyline Drive. Vavra has never been heard from again and he left all his belongings behind. He often takes hunting and fishing trips.
In December 2009, Jason Duane Larson went to the police and said Vavra had been murdered and his body buried on a ranch near Gillette, Wyoming. Larson said he and two other men had buried the body. He later admitted he had made up the entire story and pleaded guilty to false reporting.
Vavra's case remains unsolved.
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Campbell County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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