Robert Vincent Black

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Above: Black, circa 1996

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 12, 1996 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 30, 1931
  • Age: 64 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Black wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Black was reportedly depressed over the state of his health at the time of his 1996 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Black was last seen leaving his Los Angeles, California residence on March 12, 1996. He was heading to a doctor's appointment at the time. Black never returned home and has not been heard from again. He may be a patient in a hospital or nursing home.

    Black was reportedly a patient of the same doctor who treated Goldie Swanger, Richard Davison, and Patricia Laxer, all of whom vanished in 1997. Swanger was found in 2004 but the others are still missing. All four missing persons disappeared either en route or upon returning from appointments with the same physician. It is not known if the cases are otherwise connected in any way.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department
    213-485-5381

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    Source Information
    Los Angeles Police Department
    The Alamance Independent
    California Attorney General's Office

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 20, 2006; date of birth corrected, date of disapearance updated.

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