Norvel Robert Nelson III

Nelson, circa 2012

  • Missing Since 01/05/2012
  • Missing From Potosi, Missouri
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/26/1974 (45)
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and blue sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions Nelson is legally blind.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. Nelson has a full beard. He has tribal tattoos on both arms and a scar on the left side of his face extending from his forehead to his ear. Nelson's nickname is Bobby. He may wear an eye patch.

Details of Disappearance

Nelson was last seen in Potosi, Missouri on January 5, 2012. He vanished after he went to get some of his wife's belongings from a trailer, and has never been heard from again.

Nelson normally kept in touch with his mother once a week, but she hasn't heard from him since he went missing. She has gotten phone calls saying he was murdered; she believes he is dead. Little evidence is available in Nelson's case, however; it remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Washington County Sheriff's Office 573-438-5478

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 17, 2017; middle name corrected, three pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.