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1728DMMD - Frank Ray Santmyer, Jr.


Name: Frank Ray Santmyer, Jr.
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: December 02, 1977
Location Last Seen: Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland

Physical Description

Date of Birth: December 12, 1952
Age: 24 years old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 168 lbs.
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Eye Color: Blue
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Surgical scar behind right knee, Small appendix scar, Scar on back of right hand up to index finger, Possible electrical stimulation device around waist to treat nerve damage to leg from previous shooting., Had a prior break to the collorbone, healed at time he went missing. Wife is unsure which side the break was on.


Dentals: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: Blue jeans and brown double breasted waist length jacket, lt blue crew neck pull over sweater.
Jewelry: Turquoise and coral bracelet on left arm, turquoise ring on right ring finger, Timex silver watch.
Additional Personal Items: tan "Frye" calf length boots, tan and brown belt with turquoise stones OR black leather belt with two brass rings

Circumstances of Disappearance

Frank Ray Santmyer, Jr. was facing drug charges after he and two other men were caught at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport with 10 ounces of cocaine. Police have long believed that Santmyer was killed in a shootout during a robbery. He had been shot once before that. The courts declared him dead on October 28, 1980.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Howard County Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Det. Nicholas DeCarlo
Agency Phone Number: 410-313-3324
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 77-34775

NCIC Case Number: M745144770
NamUs Case Number: 1835

Information Source(s)

Howard County Police Department
Family Member

Admin Notes

Added: 10/11/12; Last Updated: 11/17/17

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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