Eryk Krystyphyr Richards

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Above Images: Richards, circa 2013

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 10, 2012 from Grand Isle, Louisiana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 30, 1980
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Richards wears black-framed eyeglasses. He has a tattoo of a large cross in black outline on his upper left arm, a tattoo of a black flaming skull on his upper right arm, and a tattoo of letters including "H", "A" and "E" on his upper back. Photos of the first two tattoos are posted below this case summary. Richards's nickname is Rusty.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Richards was last seen on September 10, 2012. He told his friends he was going kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico off Grand Isle, Louisiana. At 1:00 p.m., a fisherman saw him in his kayak and asked if he needed help. Richards said no, and he has never been heard from again. At 4:00 p.m., his kayak was found empty and floating upside down in the ocean. His car was parked at a marina nearby.

    An extensive search for Richards, lasting several days, turned up no sign of him. His family held a memorial service for him later in September. He's presumed deceased.

    Cross Skull
    Left: Cross tattoo;
    Right: Skull tattoo

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office
    985-726-7825

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    Source Information
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People
    WNEM 5
    WDSU 6
    The CUE Center for Missing Persons
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 23, 2014; casefile added.

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