Details of Disappearance Hilbert was last seen in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 13, 1988. He was on spring break from college at Morehead State University in Kentucky at the time. He left a note for his parents saying he was going to visit some friends at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus. He has never been heard from again.
On April 1, Hilbert's black 1984 Ford Tempo with the Ohio license plate number 807 JPF was found in the desert in the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness Area in Mohave, Arizona, near the Utah border. This is a 27-hour drive from Cincinnati.
Someone had tried to push the car off a cliff, but it got caught on a tree. The front and rear tags had been removed and were never found. Some of Hilbert's belongings were scattered in the vicinity, but there was no sign of him.
Hilbert is considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.
- Union Township Police Department
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 9, 2013; date of birth added, distinguishing characteristics updated.