Robert Allen Dale Jr.

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Above Images: Dale, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 18, 1996 from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 3, 1962
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Dale's nickname is Bob. He has dimples and a mustache.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A bright yellow polo shirt, black dress pants or black jeans, and deck shoes, possibly with lug soles.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dale was last seen in Saulte Sainte Marie, Michigan between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on May 18, 1996. He attended a social gathering with friends at the Downtowner, a local bar, the evening of his disappearance. He got into an argument with his wife and afterwards left the establishment, supposedly to wait in the car. He was last seen walking westward down a paved road, Moloney's Alley. He has never been heard from again. Dale's wife stated the argument they had was a normal disagreement and not serious.

    Dale was employed as a carpenter at Chi-Chuk Construction at the time of his disappearance, and has three sons. He is described as a dedicated family man who would not have abandoned his relatives. He was reported missing at 4:44 a.m. on May 20. Dale had little money and no credit cards with him at the time he went missing, and there is no evidence that he attempted to hitchhike or take a taxicab out of the area. Authorities do not believe he left of his own accord, and his family suspects foul play was involved in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sault Sainte Marie Police Department


    Source Information
    Sault Sainte Marie Police Department
    The Doe Network
    The Evening News
    Facebook Page for Robert Dale


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 28, 2012; picture added, clothing/jewelry description updated.

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