Case Report - NamUs MP # 9586

Case Information

Missing
Robert
Louis
Christian
Bob
September 16, 1977 00:00
03/01/2011
18 to 18 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Male
70.0
210.0

Circumstances

Madison
Wisconsin
Dane
Robert Christian went missing during a trip from Madison to Baraboo on September 16, 1977.

Robert's vehicle was later recovered parked in a driveway near the State Patrol relay antenna on Tower Road southeast of the city. The wheels, tires and the battery was gone.

The Sheriff's Department followed up on a tip and found four old tires and the hubcaps from the Hornet in a quarry just south of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant and north of Prairie du Sac. Apparently, somebody had switched the tires from the new car for worn-out tires on their vehicle and then dumped the hubcaps. It is unknown if the stripping of the car and Robert's disappearance are connected, or if somebody found the Hornet after he disappeared and took what they could.

The Sheriff's Department brought in a bloodhound that followed Robert's trail a short distance from where he car was found, then lost the scent at Tower Road. They also used a National Guard helicopter to search open fields in the area.


Physical

Brown
Light Brown
N/A
Mustache
Unknown or Missing
Unknown or Missing
N/A


Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Blue jeans, flannel shirt (no pattern or color description).
N/A
N/A
Thick, wire frame glasses
N/A

Transportation Methods

American
Hornet
Wagon
The Sheriff's Department followed up on a tip and found four old tires and the hubcaps from the Hornet in a quarry just south of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant and north of Prairie du Sac. Apparently, somebody had switched the tires from the new car for worn-out tires on their vehicle and then dumped the hubcaps. It is unknown if the stripping of the car and Robert's disappearance are connected, or if somebody found the Hornet after he disappeared and took what they could.
N/A
N/A

Dental

Dental information / charting is available and will be entered later

DNA

Sample submitted - Tests complete

Fingerprint Information

Fingerprint information is currently not available

Investigating Agency

Detective
Scott
Dadam
(608) 356-4895
1977-02202
County
Sauk County Sheriff's Department
1300 Lange Court
Baraboo
Wisconsin
53913-3116

Images

Actual photo
Public viewable

Documents

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