Roger Ralph Packer

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Above: Packer, circa 1978

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 5, 1978 from Tempe, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 13, 1953
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'8, 130 - 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Packer was last seen on December 5, 1978 in Tempe, Arizona. He left his home in the 900 block of east Laguna Drive to go on an extended vacation, possibly to the Pacific Northwest. He has never been heard from again. Packer's vehicle was found abandoned at the East Verde River Campgrounds near the East Verde Rive Bridge on State Route 87 in Payson, Arizona on December 12. The car was unlocked and the key was in the ignition.

    Packer didn't leave an itinerary for his vacation and his parents didn't know he was missing until February 3, when the state Motor Vehicle Division notified them that his car had been abandoned. He is considered missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tempe Police Department
    480-350-8588

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs
    The Arizona Republic

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 13, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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