Robert Ray Fitzgerald

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Above: Fitzgerald, circa 2012

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 12, 2012 from Staunton, Virginia
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Red hair, hazel eyes. Fitzgerald's nickname is Bobby.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Fitzgerald went on a three-mile hike on Shenandoah Mountain in Augusta County, Virginia on November 11, 2012, and lost his cellular phone along the way. Authorities believe he left his Staunton, Virgina home the next day and returned to the mountain to look for his phone on the Confederate Breastworks Trail. He has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him, although another hiker did find his phone. Fitzgerald left his car behind, along with a trail pack containing a flashlight, food and other hiking supplies. He's an experienced hiker and an avid runner.

    Fitzgerald is presumed dead. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Staunton Police Department
    540-332-3842

    OR
    Augusta County Sheriff's Office
    540-245-5333

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    Source Information
    WVIR-TV
    Virginia State Police

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 27, 2014; casefile added.

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