Roy Victor Banhart
Banhart, approximately 2014
Date and time person was reported missing : 12/29/2014
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/06/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'4, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears jeans and a baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Banhart was last seen in Ketchikan, Alaska on December 29, 2014. He took a taxi to the 49er Bar on Water Street and then left, intending to take a taxi home, but he was drunk and abusive and the cab driver made him get out. He has never been heard from again.
Although Banhart has dropped out of sight before, he's never been gone for this long, and there hasn't been any bank, credit card or cellular phone activity from him since December 29. Ketchikan is on an island accessible only by air and water, and there is no record that he took the ferry or a plane off the island.
After Banhart disappeared, his family heart a rumor that he had been shot to death. Police believe it's possible he simply fell into the water and drowned. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Ketchikan Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Alaska State Troopers
The Juneau Empire
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