Keith Gerald Spelhaug

Above: Spelhaug, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 18, 2003 from Ocala, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 30, 1948
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 210 - 225 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue eyes. Spelhaug wears eyeglasses, but he left his behind.
  • Medical Conditions: Spelhaug is mentally disabled. He suffers from bipolar disorder and is required to take medication to treat his condition. He did not have his medicine with him when he vanished.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Spelhaug was last seen in Ocala, Florida on November 18, 2003. He has never been heard from again. He is believed to have wandered away from his apartment in 7900 block of southeast Midway Drive Terrace, possibly intending to take a walk in the woods nearby as he often did. Spelhaug has dropped out of sight for days at a time before, but has never been gone for this long. His eyeglasses and medication were left behind at his home.

    In the summer of 2004, cadaver-sniffing dogs indicated the presence of a body in a lake near Spelhaug's apartment. Authorities drained and searched the lake, thinking Spelhaug was there, but uncovered no evidence. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ocala Police Department


    Source Information
    Families of Missing Loved Ones
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    NewsRadio 540 WFLA
    WCJB TV20 News
    The Star-Banner


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 21, 2016; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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