Gerald Lee Foote
Foote, approximately 1978
Date reported missing : 10/25/1978
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/24/1944 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 220 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Foote has a scar on his right knee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Although Foote's parents stated he was supposed to have left for Arizona on October 20, 1978, he was was last seen by a friend in Milaca, Minnesota on October 25. He has never been heard from again.
On October 27, two people fishing on the Rum River northwest of Princeton, Minnesota and south of Milaca found some of Foote's belongings near a bridge on a township road. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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