Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Robert Christian went missing during a trip from Madison to Baraboo on September 16, 1977. He planned to drive to Baraboo and meet a friend, local resident Randy Griffith, for Saturday morning deer hunting in the Baraboo Bluffs. He planned to return to Madison that afternoon and attend a Wisconsin Badgers game. At about 9:30 p.m. Randy Griffith’s mother, a longtime family friend, called Robert's parents to say Robert had not arrived in Baraboo.
Robert's vehicle was recovered, two days later, parked in a driveway near the State Patrol relay antenna on Tower Road southeast of the city. The wheels, tires and the battery was gone. Robert was very familiar with the area of the bluffs where his car was found.
The Sheriff's Department followed up on a tip and found four old tires and the hubcaps from the Hornet in a quarry just south of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant and north of Prairie du Sac. The Sheriff's Department brought in a bloodhound that followed Robert's trail a short distance from where he car was found, then lost the scent at Tower Road. They also used a National Guard helicopter to search open fields in the area.
Robert was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was excited to begin studies leading to a degree in computer programing.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sauk County Sheriff's Department