Robert Allen Dale Jr.

Dale, circa 1996

  • Missing Since 05/18/1996
  • Missing From Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 11/03/1962 (58)
  • Age 33 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 170 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A bright yellow polo shirt, black dress pants or black jeans, and deck shoes, possibly with lug soles.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Dale's nickname is Bob. He has dimples and a mustache.

Details of Disappearance

Dale was last seen in Saulte Sainte Marie, Michigan between 11:30 p.m. and midnight on May 18, 1996. He attended a social gathering with friends at the Downtowner, a local bar, the evening of his disappearance.

He got into an argument with his wife and afterwards left the establishment, supposedly to wait in the car. He was last seen walking westward down a paved road, Moloney's Alley. He has never been heard from again. Dale's wife stated the argument they had was a normal disagreement and not serious.

Dale was employed as a carpenter at Chi-Chuk Construction at the time of his disappearance, and has three sons. He is described as a dedicated family man who would not have abandoned his relatives. He was reported missing on May 20.

Dale had little money and no credit cards with him at the time he went missing, and there is no evidence that he attempted to hitchhike or take a taxicab out of the area. Authorities do not believe he left of his own accord, and his family suspects foul play was involved in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Sault Sainte Marie Police Department 906-632-3344

Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 9, 2018; seven pictures added.