Robert Louis Vance
Vance, approximately 2003
Date and time person was reported missing : 06/12/2003
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/05/1963 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A round diamond stud earring set in silver.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American male. Brown eyes. Vance is bald. He wore a goatee at the time of his disappearance. His right ear is pierced and he has a horizontal scar just above his left eyebrow. Vance may use the name Roscoe.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Vance was last seen at 6:30 a.m. on June 12, 2003, at an acquaintance's residence in the vicinity of the 3200 block of Burlingame in Detroit, Michigan. He left that location to travel to his home to change clothes for work. He has never been heard from again. His car, a white four-door 1996 Cadillac DeVille with the Michigan license plate number XCU341, is also missing.
Few details are available in Vance's case; the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unknown.
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Detroit Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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