Robert Dwaine Scott
Scott, approximately 2002
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/30/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Grand Junction, Colorado
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/18/1949 (72)
Age at the time of disappearance: 63 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Scott was last seen in Grand Junction, Colorado on July 30, 2002. He took a 9mm Glock handgun with him, and left a suicide note behind. He was driving a white 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck with the Colorado license plate numberĀ 3NN473 when he left home. It was later found abandoned at theĀ Flat Tops Wilderness Area in Garfield County, Colorado.
Searchers subsequently found a black duffel bag, believed to be Scott's, along a short trail between Jet Lake and the lake's trailhead. He enjoyed hunting in the Jet Lake area. The only thing Missing location (approx) : the bag was a float tube, the kind used by fishermen on lakes. There was no other indication of Scott's whereabouts, however, and his case remains unsolved.
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Mesa County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Colorado Bureau of Investigation
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