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Above Images: Conrad, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 21, 2006 from Silverton, Colorado
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 1, 1948
  • Age: 57 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Conrad has a history of alcoholism, but he was sober at the time of his disappearance. He suffers from severe heart disease which was considered to be terminal.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Conrad was last seen in Silverton, Colorado on August 21, 2006. He took hikes in the mountains twice a day. He walked off down Lackawanna Road in the morning and never returned. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him. Before his disappearance, Conrad found out he was dying of heart disease. Some of his loved ones theorized he went into the mountains to die rather than die at home. However, there is little evidence to support any theory.

    Conrad was well-known in the local area for his generosity and his support of environmental causes. He often went to the mountains to pick up trash and he gave public speeches in favor of conservation, and he donated over $40,000 to various charities while leading a frugal lifestyle for himself. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Juan County Sheriff's Office
    970-387-5531

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    Source Information
    The Denver Post
    Backpacker Magazine

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 9, 2015; date of birth and picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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