Roland Himebrook

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Above: Himebrook, circa 1986

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 1986 from Avra Valley, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: 1933
  • Age: 52 - 53 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 215 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Himebrook was last seen in Avra Valley, Arizona on July 7, 1986. He disappeared with his grandson, Richard Gorham. They were reported missing by a friend of Himebrook's on July 12. Neither of them have been heard from again. Himebrook's vehicle, a 1966 Chevrolet El Camino, was found abandoned in the Silverbell area on September 27. There was no sign of him or Richard at the scene.

    Richard's mother's live-in boyfriend is considered a possible suspect in the case. Richard was living with his grandfather because he'd run away from home. The boyfriend had reportedly had several confrontations with Himebrook and he was allegedly abusive to Richard, his sister and his mother.

    There's been no indication of Richard's or his grandfather's whereabouts since 1986; their cases remain unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pima County Sheriff’s Department
    520-351-4900

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    Source Information
    Pima County Sheriff’s Department

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 12, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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