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Four-year anniversary in Fluvanna County missing person case


hourihanApril 8  marks the four year anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Lee Hourihan. Hourihan was last seen around 8 a.m. on April 8, 2011, at E.W. Thomas Grocery Store in Palmyra, Virginia.

Hourihan was last seen wearing blue work pants and a grey work shirt with brown boots driving his wife’s 2004 white Chevy Cavalier with Virginia personalized tag of “TARAMAE”. It was initially believed that Hourihan was travelling to work in Richmond, Virginia that morning, but the investigation has revealed that may not have been the case.

While investigating the disappearance of Hourihan, the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office has learned that Hourihan was to meet an acquaintance, Daniel Boyd Fennel of Palmyra, Virginia, on the morning of April 8, 2011, in Fluvanna County. Fennel told investigators that Hourihan never arrived for their meeting.

Hourihan’s vehicle was later discovered abandoned in a Target Store parking lot in La Plata, Maryland on May 28, 2011. Even though four years have passed, investigators still believe that there are persons out there with critical information in regards to this case. This case is still being investigated as a suspicious disappearance.

Robert Lee Hourihan’s wife, daughter, parents and brother are still desperately seeking answers as to what happened to Robert Hourihan.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Lt. David Wells of the Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office at 434-589-8211 or email at [email protected].

A cash reward is available for information that leads to the whereabouts of Robert Lee Hourihan.



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