North American Missing Persons Network
Richard Willis Bendele

Above Image: Bendele, circa 1996

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 17, 1996 from Hailey, Blaine County, Idaho
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 18, 1967
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: May have a moustache.
  • Case Number: 961100033

  • Details of Disappearance
    Bendele was last seen hunting in the Laidlaw Park, Idaho area on November 17, 1996. His vehicle was discovered abandoned in the region shortly after his disappearance, but there was no sign of him at the scene.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Blaine County Sheriff's Office
    (208) 788-5555

    Source Information
    Idaho State Police