Name: Anthony J. Cavet
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: July 1, 1996
Location Last Seen: Zachary,, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Date of Birth: November 16, 1924
Age: 71 yrs old
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Eye Glasses
Cavet was last seen on his property in the northwestern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana in early June 1996. The retired railroad worker lived like a hermit on a sprawling area of land in the northwestern part of the parish. It was the postal carrier who noticed he was missing in early June 1996.
Cavet never married and loved to ramble around his property with his goats, dogs and cats. Despite his solitary existence, his family said he wouldn't have vanished without a word. His pets were like children to him, and he would not have left them without food or water or anyone to care for them. Animal Control picked up the animals after Cavet was reported missing.
A truck that Cavet bought in March 1996 is also missing, and no records indicate that it was sold before his disappearance. A nationwide search turned up nothing. The truck, a beige 1985 Ford pickup truck with dual rear wheels, had a louvered steel protector over the back window. The protector has three holes in it so the driver can see through the back window. The truck's license plate reads B340220.
Agency Name: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 225-389-5000
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 96-1679
NCIC Case Number: M987292947
NamUs Case Number: 4074
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
The Advocate 9/28/96
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 7/12/2017
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.