Heath Riley Reams

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Above: Reams, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 27, 2003 from Jennings, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Reams has a tattoo of a large yellow and green leprechaun on his right leg between the knee and ankle.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Reams was last seen in Jennings, Oklahoma on July 27, 2003. He had been staying with friends when he left their home at 7:00 a.m. They expected him to return, but he has never been heard from again. He did not take any money, credit cards or clothing when he left. Reams was reported missing by his mother on August 2. On November 3, 2003, five months after his disappearance, his 1997 Toyota 4-Runner was found locked and abandoned in a wooded area three miles east of Jennings. Personal belongings, including Reams's briefcase and CDs, were inside it, but there was no evidence of foul play. The vehicle is white with silver trim and has a broken antenna, a football-shaped University of Oklahoma plate on the front, and the license plate number PVP 676.

    At the time of his disappearance, Reams worked for Skinner Tank. He frequently traveled to other states, including Nebraska, Colorado and Wisconsin, as part of his work. He was in the process of a divorce at the time of his disappearance, and his family initially thought he just wanted to be alone for awhile as a result. It is uncharacteristic of Reams to be out of touch with his family or to abandon his young son.

    In September 2012, Amanda Sanders-Bolstad, also known as Amanda Davis, was charged with Reams's murder. A photo of Sanders-Bolstad is posted below this case summary. Although Reams's body hasn't been recovered, authorities believe he was beaten to death with a baseball bat. Sanders-Bolstad is awaiting trial; little information has been released about the case against her. She has previous convictions for forgery, concealing stolen property, credit card fraud and possession of methamphetamine, and was already in prison when she was charged with murder.

    Foul play is suspected in Reams's disappearance due to the circumstances involved.

    Sanders-Bolestad
    Above: Amanda Sanders-Bolstad

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Payne County Sheriff's Department
    405-372-4522

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    Source Information
    Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
    The Tulsa World
    The Daily Oklahoman
    KRMG Radio

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 25, 2012; picture added, details of disappearance updated.

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