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    AK - Roy Banhart, 38, Ketchikan, 29 Dec 2014

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    Family worried about missing Ketchikan man
    A Ketchikan man has been missing for nearly a month, with no evidence that he left the island. Roy Banhart was last seen on Dec. 29. He had called for a taxi to take him downtown, and spent some time at the 49er Bar on Water Street. He left the bar, and was going to take a taxi home, apparently. But, witnesses told his family that Roy was intoxicated and belligerent, so the cab driver made him get back out.

    That’s the last reported sighting of 38-year-old Roy Banhart. And his family is anxious.

    “He’s on the quiet side. He’s been known to disappear as far as contact for a short period of time, but nothing like this,” said Banhart’s first cousin, Irene Anderson. She lives in Seattle but is heading up the search efforts for the family.

    Anderson said that in early January, they reported her cousin missing to Ketchikan’s police department.

    “(Police) have searched Alaska Airlines records, and Alaska Marine Highway records, and I’ve been in contact with local air taxis and InterIsland Ferry,” she said. “There’s no indication that he left town.”

    Ketchikan is on an island, and there’s no way off except by boat or plane. The remaining explanations for what might have happened to Banhart are not good.
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    Please help find Roy Banhart - Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pleas...58415717601607

    also: https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/show/27379
    Roy has not been seen or heard of since either 12/28 or 12/29/14. His apt is vacant/car has been towed from downtown and he did not make contact with his employer. Last seen by family on 12/28 @ the 49er Bar. Last seen by another party on 12/29/14 with another male. Local police indicate his cell phone was last used on 12/29/14.

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    Prayers for him and his family!
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    Ketchikan man remains missing after 6 months

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    The family of a Ketchikan man who has been missing for six months has filed a presumptive death petition.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports that 38-year-old Roy Banhart went missing either Dec. 28 or Dec. 29 after trying to get into a taxi near a bar.

    In an interview Tuesday Deputy Police Chief Josh Dossett said the case is still open but that there have been no new developments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyseven View Post
    Why? I know families that go years before declaring someone dead. Yet six months is good enough for his cousin? Very weird.

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    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/vi...son-Body-Found

    Booth had been one of three open missing person cases in Ketchikan. Gary Hamilton was reported missing by his family in November and Roy Victor Banhart was last seen Dec. 30, 2014, after leaving a Ketchikan bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms_x_to_the_m View Post
    Why? I know families that go years before declaring someone dead. Yet six months is good enough for his cousin? Very weird.
    Is the cousin expecting some benefits through Mr. Banhart's death? Yes, six months seems quite quick to have someone declared legally dead, with no body. Two years is about the quickest I've read about and that was a known airplane accident where the victim had substantial assets and employees, businesses.
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