Richard Dewain Hess

Hess, circa 2010

  • Missing Since 12/05/2010
  • Missing From Barnett, Missouri
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 10/09/1985 (38)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hess may spell his middle name "Dwaine" or "Dwane." His nickname is Dick. He has a scar on his right knee and a scar on his right elbow.

Details of Disappearance

Hess was last seen in Barnett, Missouri on December 5, 2010. He was visiting a cousin there. Hess's cousin left, and while Hess was alone in the house, there was an explosion and the house caught fire. A witness tried to get in through a window to rescue Hess, but was driven back by the smoke and flames.

Police subsequently searched the site with a cadaver dog, but found no trace of Hess; he has never been heard from again. The circumstances of his case are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Morgan County Sheriff's Department 573-378-5481

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 18, 2017; details of disappearance updated.