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Case File 360DMHI

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Robert Ernest Spurlock
Missing since December 2, 1981 from Schofield Barracks, Island of Oahu, Hawaii
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 19, 1962
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 129 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair; blue eyes. He has freckles.
  • Clothing: Possibly wearing a brown checkered, button-up shirt, blue jeans, white "Nike" athletic shoes, and carrying an orange backpack and camera. These, as well as as his dress uniform, were the items noted as missing from his personal belongings when returned to his family.
  • Dentals: Available
  • AKA: Bobby
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Bobby joined the US Army after his graduation from high school in Louisville, KY. He completed his training at Fort Jackson, SC, and after a two-week vacation with his family flew to Schofield Barracks for his first duty assignment. He was on the island for only a couple of days before his captain contacted his mother on December 3 and informed her that her son had disappeared from his quarters and was considered absent without leave (AWOL).
In the days prior to his disappearance, Bobby went on sick call complaining of stomach related problems and also attempted to contact his mother via phone. His mother was not at home when he called, but he did speak with another family member who described Bobby as being upset, specifically concerned about being told he may be assigned to Korea, which in later investigation was determined to be untrue.
His case was picked up by Army CID in 1998. Their investigation determined that Bobby's SS# was used for employment purposes at a Firestone company in Akron, OH, in 1983. Further investigative discussions with the headquarters of Firestone showed no employment record for Bobby. There has been no activity on his SS# since 1983. Bobby had never been to Ohio and had no known friends there.
Through the years, the family has hired several detectives, spoken with numerous investigative agencies and searched for leads and ideas to no avail. Investigators are of the opinion that Bobby never left the island.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Honolulu Police Department
Detective Phil Camero
Hawaii Field Office, CI Division
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

NCMEC #: NCMA997151

Agency Case Number: 0587-00-CID108-63603
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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