Robert C. Putman
North American Missing Persons Network
Robert C. Putman

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 3, 2000 from Neosho, Newton County, Missouri
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 27, 1922
  • Age: 78
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray, balding
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shuffles when he walks.
  • Medical Conditions: Alzheimer's disease as well as a
    heart condition that reduced his heart's function to just 40 percent.
  • Clothing: Gray coveralls and a white or blue ball cap.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Robert has not been seen since August 3, 2000.
    Early that morning, Robert Putman was spotted walking less than a half-mile east of his family farm in Granby.
    He was in the habit of walking the roads and fields near his home on Tower Road, going about a quarter to a half mile either west or east of the farm.
    Putman, described as a seasoned walker, is believed to be in good physical condition, but somehow stayed ahead of those seeking him.
    He was never seen again and his remains were never found, despite an intense multi-day manhunt involving more than 300 people, more than 30 dogs and their handlers, walkers, and people in cars, on all-terrain vehicles, mountain bicycles and on horseback.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Missouri State Highway Patrol
    (573) 526-6178

    Source Information
    Missouri State Highway Patrol
    Jefferson City News-Tribune (MO)