Richard Eugene Dale Hitchcock

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Above Images: Hitchcock, circa 1990


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 22, 1990 from Allegan, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 16, 1969
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Red hair, blue eyes. Hitchcock's nicknames are Ricky (sometimes spelled "Rickie"), Ritchie and McRitchie. He may have scars on his fingertips, a surgical scar on his nose and a scar on his shin, and he has a skin graft scar on his right hip. Hitchcock normally wears contact lenses, but he didn't have them in at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black t-shirt with the phrase "Dangerous Toys" on it, a brown leather bomber jacket, Union Bay jeans and Nike sneakers with a purple swoosh.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hitchcock was last seen leaving the Riverfront Lounge on Water Street in Allegan City, Michigan at 2:30 a.m. on December 22, 1990. After departing the building, he climbed over a fence near the Kalamazoo River. He has never been heard from again. A few days later, his car was impounded in a nearby parking lot. Hitchcock wasn't reported missing until December 28. He was carrying a clear epoxy keychain with a scorpion molded inside at the time of his disappearance; it has never been found.

    Authorities conducted an extensive search of the Kalamazoo River, but they didn't find anything and concluded Hitchcock wasn't there. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.


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



    Source Information
    Allegan County Sheriff's Department
    The Doe Network
    The Allegan County News
    Facebook Page for Richard Hitchcock


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 2, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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