Donald Curtis Rexroth
Rexroth, approximately 1974 (about five years prior to his disappearance); Rexroth, approximately 1979
Date reported missing : 05/04/1979
Missing location (approx) :
Marquette County, Michigan
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Rexroth disappeared from the now-defunct K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Marquette County, Michigan on May 3, 1979. In November 2017, hunters found his remains in the woods near the old Air Force base. They were identified in July 2019. A search team recovered additional remains and Rexroth's belongings from the vicinity.
Foul play is suspected in Rexroth's death, which is under investigation.
Other information and links : ncy
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
September 2021 updates and sources
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Whereabouts Still Unknown
October 12, 2004. October 4, 2019; case resolved.
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