Bruce Falconer
North American Missing Persons Network
Bruce Falconer

Above Images: Falconer

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 20, 1981 from Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 16, 1959
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'10-5'11"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: 2" Scar above right eye.
  • Medical Conditions:
  • Clothing: Pile lined blue jean jacket, tan shirt with a braid trim,
    white corduroy jeans. Brown & white cowboy boots.

  • Details of Disappearance
    In February of 1981, Bruce Falconer was a newly promoted sergeant in the Marines, which he joined at age 16 with his mother's approval. He was home in Bismarck on leave before being transferred to Yuma, Arizona. He spent his time on leave catching up with old friends, including Tim Jewell, his friend since grade school.

    Falconer and Jewell went to a few bars on the night of February 20, 1981, then went in Falconer's Blazer to the "Desert" south of Bismarck along the Missouri River after the bars closed.

    A few days later, Falconer's uncle found Bruce's Blazer stuck at the Desert. Nearby was a campfire and cigarette butts. Jewell's body was found in 1992 by a hunter, but Bruce has never been found. The Marines declared him dead five years after his disappearance. The coroner determined Jewell's likely cause of death was exposure.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Burleigh County Sheriff's Department

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