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Case File: Richard Florian Ruest - 4664DMFL

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Richard Florian Ruest

  • Case Classification: Missing
  • Missing Since: October 11, 1979
  • Location Last Seen: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida

    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: August 1, 1934
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 45 yrs old
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 150-155 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Dick

  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Wavy, medium hair, at time he had a dark brown beard with shades of grey; missing right index finger at nailbed; old gunshot wound on his left side.

  • Dentals: Not Available
  • Fingerprints: Not Available
  • DNA: Available
    Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Unknown

  • Jewelry: He always wore Spanish doubloon (coin shaped piece of gold) around his neck.

  • Additional Personal Items: sporty sunglasses

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Mr. Ruest disappeared from Miami, Fla around 10/11/1979. He was staying in the Sky Way Hotel and never checked out. The cleaning services gathered his belongings and rented the room out. It was as if he just went to dinner and never came back. His wallet and identifiable belongings were on his person.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: Miami-Dade County Police Department
  • Agency Contact Person: Detective Marlenes Caceres
  • Agency Phone Number: 305-418-7200
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: PD110908362787
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #12166

    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • NamUs
  • FDLE

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    Last Updated: 11-19-2012 - By: JudyR

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