Richard Andrew Rader II

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Above: Rader, circa 2001

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 13, 2001 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 13, 1950
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Rader has a scar on his left cheek.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans and a blue sweatshirt.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Rader was last seen fishing for albacore or salmon in his forty-foot boat, the Robert Croll, in the Pacific Ocean south of the Golden Gate Bridge. He has never been heard from again. Rader was reported missing by his family after he failed to return from his fishing trip. His boat was found empty and adrift two weeks later, over twenty-five miles west of Morro Bay. There was no sign of him. Investigators believe he drowned.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sonoma County Sheriffs Department
    707-565-2994

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The San Francisco Chronicle

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 10, 2006; details of disappearance updated.

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