Chance Leslie Englebert

Englebert, circa 2019

  • Missing Since 07/06/2019
  • Missing From Terrytown, Nebraska
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 12/03/1993 (30)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'11, 195 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A short-sleeved button-down Wrangler shirt, blue Wrangler jeans, a belt with an NRCA buckle, Roper boots and a black and white trucker cap.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Englebert has a scar on his hip.

Details of Disappearance

Englebert was last seen in Gering, Nebraska on July 6, 2019. He lived in Moorcroft, Wyoming with his wife and baby son, but that day they spent the day golfing in Gering with relatives. According to his wife, they went to her grandparents' house to pick some things up, but in the driveway, at 7:30 p.m., Englebert got out of the car and walked away. He never returned.

Englebert's wife last spoke to him at 7:46 p.m. He told her he was walking south, but he had also spoken to friends and said he was walking north toward Torrington, Wyoming. At 9:08 p.m., his phone sent a text that made no sense; it was just a series of numbers and emojis. Englebert did not normally use emojis and his mother thinks the text was sent by someone else.

His cellular phone last pinged off a tower on County Road 19 near the Riverview Golf Course, just west of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. The phone was turned off shortly after his last contact.

A thunderstorm went through the area at 9:00 p.m. and Englebert's wife thought he had probably gone into a nearby building to shelter from the weather. Her grandfather went out looking for him but couldn't find him. He was seen on surveillance video walking alone at the intersection of Terry Boulevard and Stable Club Road in the Terrytown subdivision, at 10:00 p.m. the day. He has never been seen or heard from again.

It's uncharacteristic of Englebert to leave without warning and his wife doesn't believe he would have abandoned their baby. An extensive search turned up no indication of his whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 30, 2021; distinguishing characteristics, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.