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Roger Dean Hill

Homicide

Roger Dean Hill
44 YOA
Home Residence: Davenport, Iowa
Went Missing: mid-1997
Crime Location: Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine County
Remains Located in Davenport
Scott County, Iowa, on
October 12, 1999

 

Vietnam veteran Robert Dean Hill, a 44-year-old father of three, disappeared from Davenport, Iowa, in mid-1997. His remains, found wrapped in a plastic tarp, were discovered Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, outside Davenport’s city limits.

According to Hill’s obituary, he died in Muscatine in Muscatine County.

Hill had recently been released from the veteran’s hospital in Knoxville, Iowa, visited a daughter in Maquoketa, and allegedly had been hitchhiking back to Davenport when he went missing.

About Roger Hill

Roger Dean Hill was born Aug. 13, 1953, in Davenport to Robert Dean and Lela Corrine (Beaver) Hill. He married Debbie Heuer in 1973.

He served as an SP4 with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and received the National Defense Medal.

Roger Dean Hill is buried

Roger Dean Hill is buried at the Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois. (Courtesy photo R.L. Marvin, findagrave.com)

Survivors include daughters, Julie Hill, Maquoketa, Iowa, and Jessica Griffith, Red Wing, Minn.; a son, Jason Hill, DeWitt, Iowa; two grandchildren; sisters, Bobbie Nelson, Davenport, Kim Ineichen, Davenport, Shirley Kinnon, Northridge, Calif., and Sharon Hendren, Davenport; a brother, Robert Jr., of Montana; stepbrothers, Sheldon Stineman, Wapello, Iowa, Darin Stineman, Denver, and Mark Stineman, Wapello; his father and stepmother, Robert Dean and Margie Hill, Lodi, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at noon Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport, with burial at Rock Island National Cemetery in Rock Island, Illinois.

Information Needed

If you have any information about Roger Hill’s unsolved murder please contact the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.

Sources:
  • Personal correspondence from Julie (Hill) Adler
  • Find a Grave Memorial
  • “Obituaries: Roger Dean Hill,” The Quad-City Times, December 2, 1999

 

One Response to Roger Hill

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I like this story, he gets discharged from the hospital, visits a daughter and then has to hitchhike home. I am glad not be part of his supportive family.

    They just threw him under the bus. Then he is found murdered and his body wrapped in a tarp. I also like that there is no identified cause of death. But the authorities claim he was murdered. Was an autopsy performed by someone, and he or she classified it as a homicide?

    What do we know about the tarp. Where was it made or sold. Where we normally find this type of tarp. I quite often see trucks hauling various products that are coveted with tarps.

    I wonder if any of the veteran posts provide any transportation to the Iowa VA’s for patient to visit there clinics.

    He served his country and needs medical treatment at the VA. Then no one gives a damn on how he is supposed to get home.

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