The Doe Network:
Case File 58DMWY

Left: Uden, circa 1980; Center: Age-progressed image of Uden at age 24 (circa 1992); Right: Age progressed to 43 yrs

Richard Loren Uden
Missing since September 12, 1980 from Lander, Fremont County, Wyoming.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 22, 1968
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'3; 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Richard has surgical scars on his neck and nose. he has a scar on his forehead. He wears eyeglasses with tortoise shell plastic frames and is cross eyed.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Richard was last seen with his mother, Virginia Uden, and younger brother, Reagan. The Udens were last seen leaving Virginia's mother's home in the vicinity of the 700 block of N. Federal Ct. in Riverton, WY at approximately 13:30 on September 12, 1980. They were en route to meet the boys' adoptive father in their station wagon. They never arrived. Their car was found abandoned and vandalized on October 4, 1980 near Dickson Park Road and Trout Creek Canyon in the Wind River Canyon area of Fremont County, Wyoming. Traces of Virginia's blood were discovered inside the vehicle.

    2014 Update Gerald Uden plead guilty to the deaths of his ex-wife and their two children. Their bodies still have not been recovered. Read the article here.

    If you have any information on this case, please contact:
    Fremont County Sheriff's Office

    Agency Number: L80-1024

    NCIC Number: M088652985
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Wyoming Division Of Criminal Investigation
    Fremont County
    NamUs MP #3971

    Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index

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

    Last Updated: 2/27/2015 - By: BR / Web Assist