Desmond Charles Tempfli
Tempfli, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 02/19/2012
Missing location (approx) :
St. Augustine, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/21/1918 (102)
Age at the time of disappearance: 93 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'11, 145 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Tempfli wears upper and lower dentures.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tempfli was last seen standing at the pier at the Riverview Club in the St. Augustine Shores neighborhood of St. Augustine, Florida on February 19, 2012. He has never been heard from again. He left his vehicle in the club's parking lot, and other personal items behind at home.
At the time of his disappearance, Tempfli was grieving his wife's death. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The St. Augustine Record
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October 12, 2004. November 14, 2019; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.