Richard William Hardie

Above: Hardie, circa 1992


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 27, 1992 from Foresthill, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 10, 1918
  • Age: 73 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Hardie has surgical scars on his back and on the right side of his chest as the result of a rib removal operation. His nickname is Dick.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid shirt, a blue windbreaker jack, blue jeans, black loafer, a brown watch cap and a Casio watch.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hardie was last seen in Foresthill, California on March 27, 1992. He got into an argument with his wife and left the house angry. He left behind his keys and wallet but took his Bultaco dirt bike and helmet. Hardie has never been heard from again. He is described as a survivalist and may have taken his dirt bike out into the woods.

    There has been no activity on Hardie's Social Security Number (SSN) since his disappearance, indicating he did not leave home voluntarily. A search of a nearby canyon where Hardie often camped, fished and hiked yielded no evidence pointing to his whereabouts. He and his wife, to whom he had been married for 28 years prior to his disappearance, reportedly argued often. Hardie's case is unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 12, 2010; clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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