North American Missing Persons Network
Robert Wayne Connor

Above Image: Connor, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 18, 2003 from Claremont, Catawba County, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 7, 1942
  • Age: 61
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black/Grey
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Full beard. Balding.
  • Clothing: Usually wears a white t-shirt, bib overalls, and a cap.
  • Jewelry: Usually wears a gold chain with a gold nugget, and a
    silver watch (either Timex or Citizen brand).
  • NCIC Number: M-193432240
  • Case Number: 2003-3829
  • Dentals: Yes

  • Details of Disappearance
    The exact circumstances surrounding Robert's disappearance are unknown. He was last seen on July 18, 2003, sitting at the bar of the Boxcar Grille in Claremont, NC.

    He was reported missing on July 24, 2003 by a family member who had been unable to get in touch with him.

    Both his vehicle and his dog were left at his home unattended. Robert's daughter has said the scene at her dad's home left her uneasy. His constant companion Rusty, a Dachshund, was hungry and frantic. His pickup was parked in an odd spot. Unanswered letters were stacked inside his mailbox. Fourteen unanswered messages flashed on Robert's telephone. A .357 Magnum handgun Robert kept under his couch is missing.
    Foul play has not been ruled out in his case.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Catawba County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator Kerry Penley
    (828) 465-8349
    (828) 464-3112

    Source Information
    Catawba County Detectives
    The Hickory Daily Record - July 1, 2007
    The Hickory Daily Record - September 5, 2007