Bryan Dale Ambrose
Ambrose, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 09/08/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/01/1959 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 155 - 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, hazel eyes. Ambrose has a slight gap between his two upper front teeth.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ambrose was last seen in Colorado Springs, Colorado on September 8, 1982. He left the Rainbow Motel in the 3700 block of west Colorado Avenue, en route to the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Authorities believe he met Carlos Anthony Torres, who was nicknamed "Cat" because he had a tattoo of a black cat on his left shoulder.
Ambrose has never been heard from again. On September 9, his Ford pickup truck was found abandoned in Pueblo, Colorado with its license plates missing. One of Ambrose's acquaintances told authorities they had been drinking together in Denver and Ambrose was arrested and was unable to post bail. There is no record of the alleged arrest, however.
Ambrose is from Oklahoma. He left his wife of five years and their and young daughter behind there in 1982 when he went to Colorado to search for a job. The last time he spoke to his wife on the phone, he said he had three job prospects, and that he missed her and their child and wanted them to join him. His wife reported him missing on September 15.
Ambrose is missing under suspicious circumstances and investigators believe he was murdered. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
El Paso County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
El Paso County Sheriff's Office
The Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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October 12, 2004. March 21, 2013; Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.