George F. Mateo
Mateo, approximately 1989
Date reported missing : 06/10/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Amsterdam, New York
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/26/1935 (85)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored baseball cap and a backpack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mateo was last seen fishing on the north side of the Mohawk River near Lock 10 of the barge canal in Amsterdam, New York at 1:00 p.m. on June 10, 1989. He has never been heard from again. He left his car behind, parked not far from where he was last seen.
An extensive search of the river turned up no sign of Mateo or his body. He was living in an Amsterdam hotel at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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