Robert Joseph Tennison
Tennison, approximately 2009
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/19/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Humboldt County, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/11/1970 (50)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4 - 5'9, 115 - 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears a baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair. Tennison's left eye is blue and his right eye is green. His right heel has been previously broken and one his front teeth is broken. He has a tattoo of a woman's face on his abdomen. Tennison's nicknames are Bob and Bobby.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tennison was last seen in Humboldt County, California on January 19, 2009. He had gone there with his son and a friend, and planned to finish a construction job and get paid for another job before returning to his home in Keyes, California.
Later that day, Tennison's son and his friend went back to Keyes. They expected Tennison to finish his job and then take a bus home a few days later. He never returned and has never been heard from again.
Since Tennison's disappearance, there have been persistent rumors that he was killed. His family stated he was close to them and wouldn't have abandoned them, particularly his four sons. He has no history of mental illness and although he used marijuana recreationally, his loved ones say he wasn't involved with hard drugs.
Stanislaus County, California law enforcement are investigating his case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Humboldt Beacon
The Turlock Journal
The Modesto Bee
October 12, 2004. March 26, 2014; picture added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map