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Missing Person


October 6, 2002
Richwoods, Missouri


Photograph of Shawn Damian Hornbeck


Date of Birth: July 17, 1991 Place of Birth: Unknown
Sex: Male Hair: Brown
Height: 4'8" Eyes: Brown
Weight: 90 pounds Race: White


On Sunday, October 6, 2002, at approximately 1 p.m.(Central Time), Shawn Damian Hornbeck left his home riding his bicycle in a rural area in Richwoods, Missouri. Hornbeck was headed to a friend's house, but never arrived there. He was last seen, at around 4:30 p.m., riding his bicycle approximately 1/2 mile from his home. Hornbeck was expected to return home by 5 p.m. His family reported him missing, after his whereabouts could not be determined. Local law enforcement authorities then initiated an investigation.


Shawn Hornbeck was last seen wearing an orange Astros t-shirt (from his little league baseball team), blue jeans, and Nike brand tennis shoes. He has a pierced left ear, but was not wearing an earring at the time of his disappearance. Hornbeck's bicycle is described as a 20-inch, lime-green mountain bike.

Individuals with information concerning this case should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.

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