CO ROBERT BOWLING: Missing from Parker, CO - 11 Aug 1985 - Age 3 months


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Robert was 4 months old when he went missing in Parker, Colorado on August 11, 1985. No photos were available when he was reported missing. The photo on the left is a composite drawing of how he may have looked at age 9 and the photo on the right is a composite drawing of how he may look at age 23. Robert was originally missing with his sister, but she has since been found. He has not been heard from or seen since.

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Age-progressed image of Bowling at age 9 (circa 1994), age 18 (circa 2003), and 24 (circa 2009). There are no actual photos of the child available.

Name: Robert James Bowling
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: August 11, 1985
Location Last Seen: Parker, Douglas County, Colorado

Physical Description
Date of Birth: May 9, 1985
Age: 3 months old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 1'6"
Weight: 12 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: Unknown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Unknown
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance
Robert and his sister Ashley were last seen on August 11, 1985 with their mother and her boyfriend in Parker, Colorado. The four went to Louisiana. The mother claimed that Robert had died when they reached Louisiana. She had placed his body in a plastic bag and threw it into a trash bin somewhere in Louisiana.

Ashley was located safe in Louisiana in 1996; Robert is still missing.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective David Weaver
Agency Phone Number: 303-660-7500
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 87-1390
NCIC Case Number: M625231738
NamUs Case Number: 5866


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Robert James Bowling was an infant who went missing in 1985.
No photographs of him exist, although he has been age-progressed.

Robert's mother and her boyfriend, John David Hinton, along with his Robert's older sister, travelled to Louisiana from Colorado in 1985. He allegedly died after arriving in Louisiana, but the circumstances of his death are unclear. His mother claims that Hinton shook Robert to death, while Hinton insists that he died of pneumonia. His body was allegedly wrapped in a plastic bag and thrown into a trash can.

His sister was also missing, with her mother claiming that she gave her to a couple in Louisiana. She was found alive in 1996, having been adopted by the same couple.

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