Police Continue to Search for Missing Arthur Dean Reinhart Last Seen on March 22, 2011 (UPDATE: Body of Arthur Dean Reinhart Found)


Westport, Connecticut real estate broker Arthur “Art” Dean Reinhart has not been seen since March 22, 2011 when he was last seen by his brother, Bob Reinhart, in Lexington, NC  Art  left to return to his home in Connecticut. Arthur Dean Reinhart was last heard from April 2, 2011 in an email sent from Provincetown, MA. He was reported missing by his bother of Tuesday, April 12. There has been no updates on Reinhart’s Facebook page, his cellphone mailbox is full, and he has not returned any phone calls or emails.

Reinhart is white, 6 feet 4 inches tall, with gray hair and brown eyes.

However, on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Reinhart’s 1982 Jeep Liberty was found locked and abandoned in a Portsmouth, NH, commuter parking lot. Portsmouth police searched the SUVon Thursday and looked for Reinhart at several hotels, hospitals and homeless shelters to no avail.

Arthur “Art” Dean Reinhart of Westport was last seen on March 22, and his silver, 1982 Jeep Liberty was found locked and abandoned in a Portsmouth, N.H., commuter parking lot 23 days later. Police said the car contains his luggage, toiletries, wallet and other personal belongings, which appear to be untouched.

“It is unclear as to why Mr. Reinhart’s vehicle was found in Portsmouth,” police Lt. Michael W. Maloney said. He added that the car shows no indication that foul play was involved.

Arthur Dean Reinhart worked for Jonathan Deak and Associates, the Prudential Connecticut office on Post Road East. Deak stated, “We have no idea why he would have gone to New Hampshire.” Maybe some one might also want to add why Reinhart would have gone to Provincetown, MA? It was reported that after leaving Lexington, NC  on his way home to Connecticut, Reinhart called from a hotel in Pennsylvania, but didn’t specify which town or city. That would make sense in traveling from NC to CT; however, to have traveled to Provincetown, MA means that Reinhart would have had to have gone straight through Westport, CT and traveled up US route 95 to Massachusetts.

Anyone with information on Reinhart’s whereabouts is asked to call Portsmouth, NH police at 603-436-2145.

To send information anonymously, contact the Seacoast Crime Stoppers at 603-431-1199 or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and including TIPSCS in the message.

UPDATE I: The body of missing Arthur Dean Reinhart has been located in Portsmouth, NH. Reinhart’s body was found in the woods about 1/2 mile away from his vehicle that police had previously located in a Portsmouth commuter parking lot.

UPDATE II: Arthur Reinhart was seen at a Stratham, New Hampshire bank ATM at 3 p.m. on April 2, 2011. According to reports his cell phone went dead on April 5 and his vehicle was found on April 11 in the commuter parking lot. Who did Reinhart meet in Portsmouth, NH and why was he there? Did he know people in the area or did he meet someone in Provincetown or between there and the Granite state?

DuBois said surveillance images from an unspecified Stratham bank show Reinhart checking an account balance at 3 p.m. on April 2. On April 5, his cell phone stopped working in the area of the Greenland Road commuter lot, where his Jeep was found eight days later, said DuBois.

UPDATE III: According to Seacoast on Line, Arthur Reinhart’s body was located by search dogs in some woods off Greenland Road found behind Calvary Cemetery (Map link). Note: Rt. 33 is Greenland Rd.

Police Capt. Corey MacDonald said Arthur “Art” Dean Reinhart, 50, was found behind Calvary Cemetery and an autopsy is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. MacDonald said the death is categorized as “untimely” and Reinhart was found far off a beaten path.

Posted April 17, 2011 by
Missing Persons | 2 comments

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    2 Responses to “Police Continue to Search for Missing Arthur Dean Reinhart Last Seen on March 22, 2011 (UPDATE: Body of Arthur Dean Reinhart Found)”

    1. Nut44x4 on April 22nd, 2011 3:07 pm

      UPDATE: New Details in Missing Man Case, Body Found?
      Patch.com – 20 minutes ago

      Police in Portsmouth, NH, have found the body of missing Westport Realtor Arthur Reinhart, according to an article in the Norwalk Hour…. snipped


    2. Scared Monkeys on April 22nd, 2011 3:22 pm

      Thanks Nut44x4.

      You cannot even imagine how many times I have passed by that commuter parking llot.

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