Gregory Hugh Oliver
Oliver, approximately 1983
Date reported missing : 07/20/1983
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/26/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 165 pounds
Medical conditions : Oliver may suffer from depression and ochlophobia, a fear of large crowds.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Oliver has a five- to six-inch scar on or above his right knee.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Oliver's family last saw him on March 9, 1982 in Hollywood, Florida. He told his mother and his landlord he was quitting his job and moving. His family last heard from him on July 20 the following year. His mother got a letter postmarked Fort Lauderdale, Florida, saying he wanted to travel.
Oliver never got in touch with his family again and his current whereabouts are unknown. He didn't drive or own a vehicle at the time of his disappearance and used public transportation to get around. His mother described her son as a shy loner and thought he might have been depressed at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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