On 11/15/2012 Robert R. Fitzgerald failed to report for work and the Staunton Police were called.
Through the investigation, it was determined that Mr. Fitzgerald was hiking on Shenandoah Mountain, in Augusta County, on 11/11/12 and lost his cell phone. It is believed that Mr. Fitzgerald returned to the mountain, at the Confederate Breast Works, on Monday 11/12/12. Mr. Fitzgerald has not been seen or heard from since.
On 11/15/12 at the request of the Staunton Police Department, members of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office checked the Breastworks and located Mr. Fitzgerald’s vehicle. Numerous search parties have scoured the mountain on several occasions with no success.
Fitzgerald maintained contact with his mother and always attended work. He was active and hiked regularly. Fitzgerald is a w/m, 61 years old, 5 feet 11 inches, 160 pounds with red hair and hazel eyes. If you have any information about the whereabouts contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540-245-5333 or the Staunton Police Department at 540-332-3842. (Information retrieved from NamUs.gov)