Robert Wayne Connor

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Above: Connor, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 18, 2003 from Claremont, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying black hair. Connor has a full beard.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a cap, a white t-shirt, bib overalls, a gold chain with a gold nugget and a silver Timex or Citizen watch.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Connor was last seen at the Boxcar Grille restaurant on North Oxford Street in Claremont, North Carolina on July 18, 2003. He has never been heard from again. Connor's was reported missing six days later, on July 24. He resided in the 4100 block of Highway 70 in Claremont at the time of his disappearance. His daughter stated she found unanswered mail in Connor's mailbox and fourteen messages on his telephone answering machine, his pickup truck was parked in an unusual place, and his cherished Dachsund dog was left behind and hungry. Connor's .357 Magnum handgun, which he normally kept under the couch cushions, was missing.

    In February 2006, authorities interviewed John Franklin Dickson, who is the last person known to have seen Connor before his disappearance. Dickson did not provide any useful information, however, and a March 2006 search of a local pond also turned up nothing. Foul play is suspected in Connor's disappearance.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Catawba County Sheriff's Office
    828-465-8301

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    Source Information
    Catawba County Sheriff's Office
    The Hickory Daily Record
    The Winston-Salem Journal
    NamUs

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 3, 2013; height, weight and clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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