Circumstances of Disappearance:
Unknown. He was last seen on
July 18, 2003, sitting at the bar of the Boxcar Grille in Claremont,
North Carolina. He was reported missing on July 24, 2003 by a family member who
had been unable to get in touch with him. Both his vehicle and his
dog were left at his home unattended. Robert's daughter has said the
scene at her dad's home left her uneasy. His constant companion
Rusty, a Dachshund, was hungry and frantic, and Connor's pickup was parked in
an odd spot. Unanswered letters were stacked inside his mailbox.
Fourteen unanswered messages flashed on Connor's telephone. A .357
Magnum handgun Robert kept under his couch is missing. Foul play has
not been ruled out in his case, which remains unsolved.