Gary Paul Bergstrand
Bergstrand, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 06/23/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/14/1963 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'8, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green sweatshirt and blue sweatpants.
Medical conditions : Bergstrand was suffering from blood cancer and depression at the time of disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Bergstrand has the following tattoos: a heart with wings on his left arm, the word "Mom" on his upper left arm, a cross on his left forearm, the letters "GNU" on his right upper arm, and unknown tattoos on his right arm and right forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bergstrand was last seen in Milltown, Wisconsin on June 23, 2004. He left his residence on foot at approximately 9:00 a.m. and never returned. He said he was going for a walk on the Gandy Dancer Trail. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Polk County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children and Adults
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5 October 12, 2004. February 2, 2019; Medical conditions : added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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