Francis August Breit
Breit, approximately 1990
Date reported missing : 07/01/1990
Missing location (approx) :
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 78 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'7, 120 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wore jumpsuits in the summer and snowmobile suits in the winter, usually red in color.
Medical conditions : Breit is classified as a disabled missing person.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Breit wears eyeglasses, and he had a full beard at the time of his disappearance. His nose, right hand, and leg have previously been fractured, and he has a "bull-legged" walk. His nicknames are Frank and Frankie, and he may use the last name Knauer or the name Frank August.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Breit was living in Eagle River, Wisconsin when he disappeared. He had Social Security benefits that were automatically deposited in his bank account; the last activity on his account was in July 1990. His son reported him missing after months passed without contact. Breit reportedly had "very strange habits." Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Oneida County Medical Examiner's Office
Eagle River Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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