Henry Brooke Stauffer Jr.

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Above Images: Stauffer, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 24, 2007 from St. Ignace, Michigan
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 56 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Stauffer goes by his middle name, Brooke, or uses the form H. Brooke Stauffer. He wears wire-framed eyeglasses.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stauffer was last seen on August 24, 2007. He and his fiancee, Karen Dodds, were on a plane en route to Bad Axe, Michigan when they crashed in the Straits of Mackinac near Bois Blanc Island at 1:30 p.m. A photo of Dodds is posted below this case summary. Her body and some wreckage from the plane was recovered in October 2007. Stauffer's remains have never been found in spite of an extensive search.

    Both Stauffer and Dodds lived in Washington D.C. in 2007. Stauffer graduated high school at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, got an architecture degree from the Catholic University of America and authored several technical books as well as one children's novel. He left behind three children.

    Above: Karen Dodds


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Michigan State Police


    Source Information
    Blog for Brooke Stauffer and Karen Dodds
    The Washington Post


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 19, 2011; casefile added.

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