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Vietnam veteran Robert Dean Hill, a 44-year-old father of three, disappeared from Davenport, Iowa, in mid-1977. 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 alleged had been hitchhiking back to Davenport when he went missing.
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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.
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.
If you have any information about Roger Hill’s unsolved murder please contact the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.