Roy Victor Banhart

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Above Images: Banhart, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 29, 2014 from Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 6, 1976
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue/hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears jeans and a baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Banhart was last seen in Ketchikan, Alaska on December 29, 2014. He took a taxi to the 49er Bar on Water Street and then left, intending to take a taxi home, but he was drunk and abusive and the cab driver made him get out. He has never been heard from again. Although Banhart has dropped out of sight before, he's never been gone for this long, and there hasn't been any bank, credit card or cellular phone activity from him since December 29. Ketchikan is on an island accessible only by air and water, and there is no record that he took the ferry or a plane off the island. After Banhart disappeared, his family heart a rumor that he had been shot to death. Police believe it's possible he simply fell into the water and drowned. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ketchikan Police Department
    907-225-6631

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    Source Information
    Alaska State Troopers
    KRBD FM
    The Juneau Empire
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 20, 2016; casefile added.

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