Robert Gene Weems

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Left: Weems, circa 1987
(approximately ten years prior to his disappearance)
Right: Weems, circa 1997

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 5, 1997 from Florence, Alabama
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 5, 1967
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'4, 212 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Weems wears eyeglasses, but did not have his pair with him at the time of his 1997 disappearance. He goes by his middle name, Gene.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Dark blue pants, a light-colored shirt and black walking shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Weems is required to take medication for bipolar disorder, but did not have his prescription with him at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Weems was last seen walking away from his residence in the 1300 block of Julian Street in the Petersville area of Florence, Alabama at 9:00 p.m. on June 5, 1997. He has never been seen again. He did not have any identification or money with him at the time of his disappearance. There was a possible sighting of him walking on Cox Creek Parkway between Old Jackson Road and Wood Avenue two days after his disappearance, but this hasn't been confirmed.

    Weems graduated from Ben Lippen School, a Christian boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina. According to a former roommate there, in his senior year he developed a strong interest in religion and subsequently had a mental breakdown. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office
    256-760-5757

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    Source Information
    Alabama Department Of Public Safety
    WHNT 19
    The Northwest Alabama Daily Times

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 19, 2016; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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