Franklin David Harder

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Above Images: Harder, circa 1978


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 23, 1978 from Idaho County, Idaho
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 23, 1953
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Harder has a scar near his right eye.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Harder was last seen in Idaho County, Idaho on April 23, 1978, his 33rd birthday. He had been taking care of a property in the Burgdorf area owned by a local couple. He was known as a loner and an eccentric, so he wasn't reported missing for ten days. Although a search team was assembled, the weather was bad and searchers didn't know where to begin looking. Search efforts continued sporadically through the summer of 1978, but they never returned up anything. Little information is available in Harder's case; it remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Idaho County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse
    The Lewiston Morning Tribune


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 20, 2016; casefile added.

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