Police looking into an “untimely death” of a man in New York discovered that he had been missing for 10 long years.
Man Found Dead in New York Discovered had been Missing for 10 Years
A 59-year-old man named Robert Hoagland of Newtown, Connecticut, went missing in 2013, vanishing without his wallet or keys, and was found dead in New York. The man was using and living under a fake name all along. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department was investigating his “untimely death” earlier this month, according to a press release from the Newtown Police Department in Connecticut.
New York police were able to identify him and found papers showing that the name Robert Hoagland, was a Connecticut man who went missing 10 years ago.
In 2013 Hoagland Disappeared in Thin Air
Hoagland’s 2013 disappearance sparked an investigation that received widespread attention, including a true crime special from the Discovery series titled “Disappeared: A Family Man.” According to Business Insider, he had skipped showing up to work or even picking up a family member at the airport on that Monday in 2013. Moreover, Hoagland on July 28, 2013, he was last seen at a gas station. Officers found the family cars, Robert’s wallet, medical prescription, and cell phone at the family house. Thus the investigation remained open. Hoagland had vanished, relocated to upstate New York around November 2013, and adopted the name, Richard King.
Hoagland’s death and his body were taken for autopsy by the Sullivan County Coroner after Newtown authorities declared that there were no signs of “foul play” in his passing. The police department expressed their deepest condolences to Robert Hoagland’s family and friends.