Michael Roy Richards

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Above: Richards, circa 2005

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 6, 2003 from Woodland, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 18, 1974
  • Age: 28 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 140 - 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, hazel eyes. Richards has a small scar on his nose. He has a tattoo of the name "Tonya" in black ink on the left side of his chest and a tattoo of a scorpion in blue ink on his left bicep. His upper left front tooth is broken. His nicknames are Mike and Mikey and he may use the middle name Ross.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A t-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Richards had a methamphetamine addiction of ten years' standing at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Richards was last seen at approximately 7:00 a.m. on February 6, 2003 in the vicinity of the 600 block of Englert Road in Woodland, Washington. He was carrying a blue and black backpack at the time of his disappearance. He left the area on foot, but his vehicle, a blue/gray mid-1980s model Nissan 200SX, is also missing.

    Richards has never been heard from again. His sister was in poor health at the time of his disappearance and does not believe he would have voluntarily abandoned his family during her illness. Richards's loved ones believe he met with foul play, possibly at the hands of drug dealers, but his case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Woodland Police Department
    360-225-8981

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Daily News
    Washington State Missing Persons

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 15, 2010; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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