Eric Michael Peterson
Peterson, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 01/19/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/11/1985 (36)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 6'3, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly blue carpenter's jeans and a white shirt.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Peterson has a long scar extending from his elbow down the back of his forearm. He previously broke his elbow and has titanium plates and screws inserted in his ulna. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of a card hand with four aces, the Ace of Spades foremost, and the words "Ace of Spades" underneath.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Peterson was last seen in Bloomington, Minnesota on January 19, 2010. That morning he left the Lakeville, Minnesota home he shared with his father and went to Bloomington to meet friends. He has never been heard from again.
Two days later, his car was found locked and abandoned in the parking lot of Aqua Port in the 11100 block of Lyndale Avenue south in Bloomington, near the Minnesota River. His wallet, car keys and cellular phone were on the front seat.
Both Bloomington and Lakeville police are investigating Peterson's disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Bloomington Police Department
Lakeville Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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