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LaPergola, circa 1987

Robert Joel LaPergola, Jr.
Missing since April 26, 1987 from Death Valley, Inyo County, California
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1958
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'11"; approximately 180 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair with mustache; hazel eyes. His left ear is notched from an earring being pulled out; he has an old leg fracture.
  • Marks, Scars: He had a tattoo on his upper right arm at the time of his disappearance. (see image below).
  • Clothing: Blue jean cut off pants, maroon t-shirt, green fatigue jacket, size 10-11 jungle boots and prescription sunglasses.
  • Dentals: Not Available; he is missing a right upper incisor tooth.
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available
  • AKA: Bob

Circumstances of Disappearance
LaPergola was last seen in Death Valley, California in April 26, 1987. He was dropped off in Death Valley to hike alone. His girlfriend was to pick him up in a week and he didn't show up.
An air/ground search was initiated with no results.

Tattoo on upper right arm

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Inyo County Sheriff's Department
Detective Jeff Hollowell

Agency Case Number: 03-05092
NCIC Number:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
The Family of Robert Joel LaPergola, Jr.

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