MP of the week: Bruce Falconer

This week’s featured missing person is Bruce Falconer, a 21-year-old Marine who disappeared from Bismarck, North Dakota on February 20, 1981, after a night out with his friend Tim Jewell. Jewell disappeared also, but his body was found in 1992. I suppose by then there probably wasn’t much left, but the authorities ruled the cause of death as exposure and they think Bruce probably died of exposure too.

Their car got stuck in the mud along the Missouri River and I guess the two men left to get help, but got lost. Winter weather in North Dakota is no joke, and probably both of them had been drinking.

I do think it’s slightly odd that Jewell’s body was recovered and Falconer’s wasn’t. You’d think they’d be close together.

Yeah, so this is the first time I’ve been to my computer in a few days. I’ve got a horrible cold and have mostly been lying in bed and reading a bit and sleeping a lot.

7 thoughts on “MP of the week: Bruce Falconer

  1. marsyao November 7, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I would guess Bruce was the stronger one between these two, so it made sense that when Jewell was too weak to move, Bruce decided to leave to find help by himself

    • Kat November 8, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Possible, but you can’t leave out animal interference. It makes me wince, but it is true.

  2. Kat November 8, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    I hadn’t seen any of those, but I too have an awful cold and have not been up to par lately. I was reading the update on the Beaudin case and it reminds me very strongly of Michelle Nicholau and also of another case that I can’t put a name to…the father was found as an UID in the Southwest I think after a traffic accident, and his wife and kids are missing. They were from NH, I think? Reapp, that was it. It seems there are a lot of unsolved cases that could be connected to those three. So sad.

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