Richard Florian Ruest

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Above Images: Ruest, circa 1979


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 11, 1979 from Miami, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 1, 1934
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ruest has a scar on the side of his abdomen. At the time of his disappearance, he had a graying dark brown beard. He is missing his right index finger at the nail bed.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Sporty sunglasses and a Spanish doubloon (a gold coin) around his neck.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ruest was last seen in Miami, Florida on October 11, 1979. He checked into the Sky Way Hotel and never checked out. He left all his belongings behind in his room except for his wallet and identification. The hotel's cleaning service gathered his belongings and rented the room out again after he disappeared. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Miami-Dade County Police Department


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 20, 2016; casefile added.

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