When a California man reunites with a long-lost love after a lifetime of separation, they decide to finally marry. Immediately afterward, he disappears, and suspicion surrounds those who may have been preying upon his multimillion-dollar estate in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Robert Harrod went missing from his California home on July 27th, 2009. Robert Harrod was 81 at the time of his disappearance, and in good health. Family photo. In this 1949 family photo, 21 year old Robert is pictured fishing with Fontelle, his 15 year old fiancé. When Robert enlisted in the military during wartime, they made the tough decision to end their engagement. In 2009, after nearly 60 years of separation, Robert and Fontelle reunited and were finally married. Both had married before, had families and were widowed. Robert disappeared just weeks after his wedding to Fontelle. Family photo. Robert lost his treasured first wife of more than 50 years in 2008. Shortly thereafter, he lost his beloved dog. Reuniting with Fontelle was a ray of sunshine in Robert’s life after the tremendous grief he’d suffered. Family photo.
Sources used to research this episode:
Robert Harrod (Disappeared Blog)
Two Persons of Interest in 2009 Disappearance of Millionaire Released (Vicky Nguyen / Spectrum1 News)
81 Year-Old Man Missing After Wedding (ABC7NY)
After a 4 Year Search, Missing Placentia Man’s Wife Suspects Foul Play (CBS Los Angeles)
Man, 81, Married High School Sweetheart After Reconnecting with Her — and Went Missing Weeks Later (Chris Harris / People.com)
$50K Reward Offered in 2009 Killing of Placentia Man Who Vanished After Marrying High School Sweetheart (Chip Yost / Erika Martin / Mary Beth McDade / KTLA)
Vanished: Orange County’s Most Infamous Cold Cases | Bob Harrod (Miles Corwin / Orange Coast Magazine)
A Love Story Turned Mystery (Paloma Esquivel / Los Angeles Times)
Disappeared Season 6 Episode 13: Long Lost Love
If you know anything about the disappearance of Robert Harrod, please call the La Placentia Police Department at (714) 993-8164.