Man Missing In National Forest After Attending A Party

Robert C Garman

Robert C Garman

State: MO
Location: Mark Twain National Forest
Date Missing: 09-24-1996
DOB: 11-02-1962
Age: 33
Current Status: Unresolved

Garman was last seen at a party in the Mark Twain National Forest off H Highway near Chadwick, Missouri on September 24, 1996. He and a female acquaintance from Arkansas were visiting friends in the area and joined the party, which had about fifteen guests and lasted several days.

Witnesses reported seeing him arguing there with a male acquaintance and a female acquaintance. Shortly after the argument, Garman left the party with his female companion, walking into a wooded campground area. He has never been heard from again.

Two days later, after the pair was reported missing, horseback riders found Garman’s friend in the forest. She was naked, badly bruised and disoriented. She said she had been sexually assaulted and Garman had been shot in the face. He has never been heard from again. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

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