Richard Edward Gillespie

richard_edward_gillespie_01Richard Edward Gillespie is a U.S. Navy Veteran who may have been last seen in Strafford, Missouri on or around January 1, 1986.  Richard Edward Gillespie also served in the Merchant Marine was married with three children.  It is unclear if he got a divorce, but sometime after the birth of their third child, Richard Edward Gillespie started to live a transient lifestyle and was known to hitchhike from state to state.

Richard Edward Gillespie was 43 to 44 years old at the time he went missing in 1986.  Richard Edward Gillespie is 5 feet  6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 135 to 145 pounds.  Richard Edward Gillespie has brown hair and brown eyes.  Richard Edward Gillespie has a tattoo (unknown location) of a female wearing a red dress, an anchor, and “P K K R” which was supposed to stand for his wife Patricia and three children Karla, Kristina, and Richard.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Richard Edward Gillespie, contact the Greene County Sheriffs Office, Sergeant Curtis Hunt at 417-829-6404 reference case # 1393211. (NamUs MP # 12897)





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