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Forrest Atmore Stanton

Missing Person Case September 2021

Stanton, approximately 1960

Date reported missing : 08/03/1960

Missing location (approx) :
Billings, Montana
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 04/13/1893 (128)
Age at the time of disappearance: 77 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray work shirt, jeans and red corduroy house slippers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair. Stanton is left-handed. He has very distinctive handwriting. He wears eyeglasses. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give his year of birth as 1900.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stanton was last seen in Billings, Montana late in the evening on August 3, 1960. He lived with his wife in the 30 block of Monroe Street. His wife stated she returned home and discovered Stanton was gone. He left a note saying he would be gone for awhile because he had found "a new job" inspecting "fire damAge at the time of disappearance: ."
There were grass fires in the area of Pompey's Pillar at the time of Stanton's disappearance, and he used to own a ranch in that area, so it's possible he was heading there. He was last seen walking north on Monroe Street, and has never been heard from again.
Stanton left all his clothes behind, save the ones he was wearing. His wife reported him missing two days after he was last seen. His case remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Billlings Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

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Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse
The Billings Gazette

October 12, 2004. February 12, 2019; date of disappearance corrected, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.