Missing Connecticut Man Robert Hoagland Turns Up Dead in New York Nearly a Decade Later With New Name
A mysterious Connecticut man disappear nearly a decade ago in a famous case featured on the TV show missing person was found dead on Monday in Upstate New York, where he was living under a new name.
Connecticut authorities announced the shocking discovery on Wednesday, saying long-lost Robert Hoagland – who disappeared without a trace on July 28, 2013 – was found after police in Rock Hill , New York, to his home for “an untimely death notice”. .”
New York investigators were told the dead man’s name was Richard King and that he had lived in Sullivan County since 2013. However, a search of records revealed that the name was a pseudonym.
According to reports, police discovered papers that mentioned the name “Robert Hoagland”—the same man who disappeared from Newtown, Connecticut, on a seemingly random date when he was supposed to arrive. Pick up a family member from the airport and go to work. Hartford Courant report. Authorities from Connecticut arrived in New York and confirmed that Mr. King was indeed Hoagland, police said.
The paper reports Hoagland was last spotted in Newtown pumping gas, with a few unconfirmed sightings elsewhere in town. A family member filed a missing person report after Hoagland failed to show up at the airport, prompting Newtown police to search his home. Police said in 2013 they found his wallet, mobile phone, medicine and family cars still there.
Hoagland’s mysterious disappearance has attracted national attention, particularly from the program of Investigative Discovery. Disappeardid a segment on his case.
A major manhunt for Hoagland is said to have included volunteers searching wooded areas with police dogs. Newtown police even used sonar to search nearby Zoar Lake in late 2013 — all to no avail.
Newton police said Wednesday that Hoagland’s death – unlike his disappearance – was normal, with no suspected foul play. Hoagland in his late 50s or early 60s, Guardian report, citing police.
Police did not say why they believe Hoagland wanted to run away from town without leaving a trace.