Polk County in Iowa
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Riccardo Rickey Bowers

Missing Person

Name: Riccardo Rickey Bowers
Age at Report: 44
Date of Birth: May 30, 1956
Weight: 175 lbs.
Height: 6’00”
Race: Black/African American
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Sex: Male
Incident Type: Endangered / physical
Missing From: Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department
Case Number: 2001-18805
NamUs MP #: 19684
Missing Since: May 15, 2001


Riccardo Rickey Bowers, 44, was reported missing to the Des Moines Police Department in Des Moines, Iowa, on May 15, 2001.

He was last seen wearing a white YMCA shirt and jeans and jumping into the Des Moines River near Locust Street.

At the time of his disappearance, Bowers was described as a 6-foot Black male with brown hair, brown eyes, and weighing 175 pounds.

Officials have classified his case status as “Endangered / Physical,” which refers to a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating his/her physical safety is in danger.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Riccardo Bowers’ unsolved disappearance, please contact Sgt. Darren Cornwell of the Des Moines Police Department at (515) 283-4811.



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