Stephen Lagoria Hughes
Hughes, approximately 1986
Date reported missing : 01/13/1986
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/19/1939 (81)
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'1, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A baseball cap, a red plaid shirt, a gold watch and a gold necklace. Carrying a Swiss Army pocketknife on a keychain.
Medical conditions : Hughes has a heart condition that requires medical treatment.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, green eyes. Hughes may have a mustache. He has a skin discoloration in the middle of his back, and scars from shingles on his left side. He has had extensive dental work, including fillings and bridgework.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Hughes was last seen at his place of business in Bountiful, Utah on January 13, 1986. His truck was located abandoned there that same day. He has never been heard from again.
Before he went missing, Hughes was in relationships with multiple women, some of whom were married. It's unclear this has anything to do with his disappearance, however. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Bountiful Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Utah Department of Public Safety
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