Andrew Cardoza Fluegelman
Fluegelman, approximately 1985
Date reported missing : 07/06/1985
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/27/1943 (77)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue t-shirt, casual blue pants and black sneakers.
Medical conditions : Fluegelman was diagnosed with cancer shortly before his 1985 disappearance. He also suffered from colitis and was taking medication for it; side effects of the drug include depression and periods of mental confusion.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Fluegelman may have a mustache.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fluegelman was the editorial director of both PC World and Mac World magazines in the mid-1980s. He was also the author of the communications program PC-Talk III. Fluegelman owned the copyright to the term "freeware," but it was not enforced after his disappearance.
Fluegelman departed from his family's residence in Marin County, California during the morning hours of July 6, 1985. He arrived at his office in Tiburon, California shortly thereafter. He called his wife from his office during the afternoon. Fluegelman has never been heard from again.
A week after his disappearance, his 1982 Mazda was found parked near the toll plaza on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Investigators believe Fluegelman jumped off the bridge. A suicide note was found in his vehicle. His friends and family say he was acting oddly in the days before his disappearance.
Fluegelman's family held a memorial service for him in New York shortly after he vanished. He is presumed to have taken his own life, but his remains never been located.
Other information and links : ncy
Tiburon Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The San Jose Mercury News
Andrew Fluegelman: in Memorium
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. August 5, 2005.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map