Robert David Peirce

Above: Peirce, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 8, 1998 from Palm Springs, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 28, 1922
  • Age: 76 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, brown eyes. Peirce had a moustache at the time of his 1998 disappearance. He wears silver-framed eyeglasses. His last name may be spelled "Pierce."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved gray/brown plaid shirt and jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Peirce has Alzheimer's Disease and may be disoriented and not know his identity as a result of his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Peirce was last seen at the post office near The Smoke Tree Shopping Center in Palm Springs, California at 3:30 p.m. on December 8, 1998. He had gone to the shopping center with his caretaker, who looked away for a moment, and when she looked back, Peirce had disappeared. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of him.

    Peirce is a former counselor at Indio and Coachella high schools. He wandered away at least once prior to his December 1998 disappearance, and was found safe seventeen miles from home. Peirce resided in La Quinta, California in the 1950s and his son speculated he may have attempted to return there after his disappearance. Little evidence is available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Springs Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Desert Sun


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 31, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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