Robert Joel LaPergola Jr.

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Above Images: LaPergola, circa 1987


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 26, 1987 from Death Valley, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 21, 1958
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. LaPergola has a mustache. He has previously fractured his leg and his right upper incisor tooth is missing. He has tattoos of a skull and flower on both arms; a picture of the tattoo is posted below this case summary. LaPergola's left ear has a notch from an earring being pulled out. His nickname is Bob.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green fatigue jacket, a maroon t-shirt, cut-off denim pants, size 10 or 11 jungle boots and prescription sunglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    LaPergola was last seen on April 26, 1987, when he went on a solo hike in Death Valley, California. His girlfriend was scheduled to pick him up a week later, but he never arrived at the meeting place and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

    Above: LaPergola's tattoo


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



    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 30, 2011; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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