Missing Robert Michael Anderson located 2020

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Missing Robert Michael Anderson

Anderson, approximate date 1993

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 15, 1993 from Wishek, North Dakota

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: November 14, 1961 Age at disappearance: 31 years old

Height and weight : 5'11, 180 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair. Anderson's nickname is Bob.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


Anderson and his girlfriend, Kristen Diede, dropped her son and daughter off at their paternal grandparents' home in Wishek, North Dakota on August 15, 1993. Diede called friends back home and said she was having trouble getting her children back. She and Anderson then stopped by to visit her brother before leaving to go back home. Neither of them has ever been heard from again. The Dodge van they were driving was found abandoned over a hundred miles away at a railroad station parking lot in Aberdeen, South Dakota on August 20, the same day the pair were reported missing. A photo of the van is posted below this case summary.
Anderson and Diede are both from Minnesota. They left all their belongings behind at their home. Diede was in the process of a divorce at the time of her disappearance. Authorities at first assumed the couple had left of their own accord, but Diede's loved ones never believed she would have abandoned her children. Authorities believe she and Anderson were homicide victims. Their cases remain unsolved.

Logan County Sheriff's Department
North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation