Franklin David Harder
Harder, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 04/23/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Idaho County, Idaho
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/23/1953 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Harder has a scar near his right eye.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Harder was last seen in Idaho County, Idaho on April 23, 1978, his 33rd birthday. He had been taking care of a property in the Burgdorf area owned by a local couple. He was known as a loner and an eccentric, so he wasn't reported missing for ten days.
Although a search team was assembled, the weather was bad and searchers didn't know where to begin looking. Search efforts continued sporadically through the summer of 1978, but they never returned up anything. Little information is available in Harder's case; it remains unsolved.
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