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    ID - Franklin Harder, 25, Grangeville, 23 April 1978

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/harder_franklin.html
    Missing Since: April 23, 1978 from Grangeville, Idaho County, Idaho
    Classification: Missing
    Date Of Birth: April 23, 1953
    Age: 25
    Height: 6'2"
    Weight: 185 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right eyebrow/right eye area.
    Case Number: 551 2-78
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    Details of Disappearance
    Franklin Harder was last seen in Grangeville on April 23, 1978.

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._franklin.html
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    Last seen taking care of a couples property in Burgdorf. Known to be a loner.
    Last edited by madamx; 04-27-2017 at 02:18 AM.

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    http://eastidahocoldcasesinc.com/eas...ty-idaho-1978/

    Franklin David Harder was last seen April 23, 1978. Press about*his disappearance has been sparse. If you have additional news clips or*more photos to contribute, please contact the site administrator.
    Excerpt from the Lewiston Tribune, 2003:
    It was May 1978 when Franklin David Harder, 25, was reported missing in the Burgdorf area west of Riggins.
    Harder was taking care of some property at Burgdorf for a Riggins couple. It had been 10 days since anyone had heard from the man described as a bit of a loner. A search crew was assembled, but didn’t know where to start.
    “We all agreed that it would be futile to go to Burgdorf and start a search at random, not knowing just where to start or what direction to go,” the sheriff’s report says.
    A month later the search resumed by two men who believed by holding a piece of Harder’s clothing, they could walk to where he was.
    Snow and the risk of avalanche caused the search team to abandon the effort. Several more attempts were made through the summer of 1978 before the search was abandoned.
    “I have found nothing to prove or disprove that Frank Harder is or is not anywhere in the area,” the report reads. “… Everyone I’ve talked to that knew Frank, even slightly, thought that there was something wrong with Frank. The words “weird,” “pot smoker” and “crazy hippy” were used quite frequently to describe Frank.”
    The cases are interesting to read, says Idaho County Sheriff Larry Dasenbrock, and leave a lot of questions. He hasn’t given up on them, although they aren’t actively being investigated.
    He has scanned all the documents into his computer since taking over as sheriff, and a map in his basement office at the Idaho County Courthouse has a Post-it note showing where Adams was camped.
    There is still a chance something will turn up, he says.
    If you have information about this case, contact the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.*
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    I found this john doe.. this is not to far from Burgdorf... SADLY there is not much info on this John Doe

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2447umid.html


    Unidentified Male
    Date of Discovery: August 26, 1979
    Location of Discovery: Dubois, Clark County, Idaho
    Estimated Date of Death: 1975 to 1979
    State of Remains: Not recognizable - Traumatic injuries
    Cause of Death: Unknown


    Physical Description
    ** Listed information is approximate

    Estimated Age: 18-49 years old
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Height: Unknown
    Weight: Unknown
    Hair Color: Unknown
    Eye Color: Unknown

    Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown

    Dentals: Not available.
    Fingerprints: Not available.
    DNA: Not available.
    Clothing & Personal Items
    Clothing: Dark-colored pants, white shirt with red pin stripes, and a maroon sweater.

    Jewelry: Unknown
    Additional Personal Items: Unknown

    Case History
    On August 26, 1979, hikers found the torso of a white male in Buffalo Cave in Clark County. Years later, on March 30, 1991, different hikers found found an arm and both legs in the same cave. The victim's head was never found.

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    It seems his father died in 1996 and his mother in 2013 (age 93). He also had an older brother who died in 2002 and seems to have a living sibling. They are all from Idaho. This information is from Ancestry. Given the close and local family I am surprised there was not more coverage in the nearly 40 years since the disappearance.

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    oh Great info alb1on thank you.. Yes its sad this has not had more coverage.. I just came across him the other day for the first time. so he still has 1 more living sibling.. I wonder if they are still looking?

    Quote Originally Posted by alb1on View Post
    It seems his father died in 1996 and his mother in 2013 (age 93). He also had an older brother who died in 2002 and seems to have a living sibling. They are all from Idaho. This information is from Ancestry. Given the close and local family I am surprised there was not more coverage in the nearly 40 years since the disappearance.



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