Robert Joel LaPergola Jr.

LaPergola, circa 1987; LaPergola's tattoo

  • Missing Since 04/26/1987
  • Missing From Death Valley, California
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 06/21/1958 (61)
  • Age 28 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 180 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A green fatigue jacket, a maroon t-shirt, cut-off denim pants, size 10 or 11 jungle boots and prescription sunglasses.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. LaPergola has a mustache. He has previously fractured his leg and his right upper incisor tooth is missing. He has tattoos of a skull and flower on both arms; a picture of the tattoo is posted with this case summary. LaPergola's left ear has a notch from an earring being pulled out. His nickname is Bob.

Details of Disappearance

LaPergola was last seen on April 26, 1987, when he went on a solo hike in Death Valley, California. His girlfriend was scheduled to pick him up a week later, but he never arrived at the meeting place and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

Investigating Agency

  • Inyo County Sheriff's Department
  • 760-786-2238
  • 760-878-0383

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 30, 2011; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.