Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Robert Arthur Wiles allegedly was kidnapped from Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida, where he worked. He was last seen at work at approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 1, 2008. His day was relatively routine, according to witnesses, but his activities on the afternoon of his disappearance are somewhat unclear. A few days later, his parents received a ransom note, but no further demands were made.
He was employed by the family owned business, Toledo-based National Flight Services, an aircraft maintenance company. Wiles is a business development manager at the company's branch in Lakeland, Florida. Wiles is a pilot, diver, fisherman, and an athlete.
Stobert L. Holt, Jr., of Melbourne, Fla., was arrested and charged with murder, kidnapping, extortion, and intent to inflict bodily harm. He was accused in the disappearance of Robert Wiles. Holt was arrested in December, 2009. Holt worked for Robert Wiles. Holt was convicted of extortion and making written threats to kill or do bodily harm to someone. On the first-degree murder charge, the jury found Holt guilty of manslaughter. Holt was acquitted of the kidnapping charge, but still faces up to 45 years in prison. Mr. Wiles is presumed to be dead although his body has not been found.
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FBI - Tampa Field Office