Robert Bresson
North American Missing Persons Network
Robert Bresson

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 14, 1997 from Why, Pima County, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 9, 1939
  • Age: 57
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 250 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Unknown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: May have a moustache,
    beard or a goatee.
  • Case Number: 9700256
  • NCIC Number: M-102851909

  • Details of Disappearance
    Robert Bresson's last known address was a recreational vehicle parked at a campground near Why, Arizona, a tiny crossroads hamlet on the rugged Sonoran desert 30 miles north of the Mexican border.

    No one immediately noticed when Bresson went missing, so it was left to his son, Chris, of Independence, Iowa to report him as missing to his local authorities. Robert Bresson was reported missing from Why, Arizona to the Independence, Iowa, Police Department on January 14, 1997.

    Bresson resided in Crete, Nebraska in the 1990s. He owned several small businesses in the area, along with his own property. Bresson and his former girlfriend began riding motorcycles across the United States in the mid-1990s. He occasionally phoned his son, Chris, who resided in Independence, Iowa, and used his sonís mailing address as his own while traveling.

    Bressonís son visited him in Arizona in mid-1996, while Bresson planned an extended vacation to Iowa during the summer of 1997. Bresson wrote to his son later in 1996 and stated he was looking forward to their upcoming visit. Bresson has never been heard from again.

    Bressonís associates began calling his son to inquire about his fatherís whereabouts in late 1996. A motorcycle and one pickup truck were missing from Bressonís Arizona residence, but there was no evidence of foul play. Bressonís son believes his father may have traveled to Mexico, as his Arizona trailer was approximately 30 miles from the border.

    Robert Bresson's girlfriend apparently returned to Nebraska, where Chris' stepbrother saw her at his high school graduation ceremony in 1999, but she hasn't offered any help with the mystery.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Independence Police Department
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse

    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse