Henry Brooke Stauffer Jr.
Stauffer, approximately 2007; Karen Dodds
Date reported missing : 08/24/2007
Missing location (approx) :
St. Ignace, Michigan
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Stauffer goes by his middle name, Brooke, or uses the form H. Brooke Stauffer. He wears wire-framed eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stauffer was last seen on August 24, 2007. He and his fiancee, Karen Dodds, were on a plane en route to Bad Axe, Michigan when they crashed in the Straits of Mackinac near Bois Blanc Island at 1:30 p.m.
A photo of Dodds is posted with this case summary. Her body and some wreckAge at the time of disappearance: from the plane was recovered in October 2007. Stauffer's remains have never been found in spite of an extensive search.
Both Stauffer and Dodds lived in Washington D.C. in 2007. Stauffer graduated high school at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, got an architecture degree from the Catholic University of America, and authored several technical books as well as one children's novel. He left behind three children.
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Michigan State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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Blog for Brooke Stauffer and Karen Dodds
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