Harold William Schroetter
Schroetter, approximately 2009; Schroetter's car
Date reported missing : 02/26/2009
Missing location (approx) :
Falcon Heights, Minnesota
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/21/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown leather jacket, a white shirt, a red sweater, blue jeans, brown boots and a watch.
Medical conditions : Schroetter has high blood pressure.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Schroetter has scars on his chest from triple bypass surgery. He wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Hal.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Schroetter was last seen leaving his home in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on the morning of February 26, 2009, en route to an appointment with his attorney. He never arrived and has never been heard from again. His live-in girlfriend reported him missing on February 27.
On March 1, his red 2004 Chrysler Crossfire with Minnesota license plates numbered PRH-028 was found abandoned in the parking lot of a housing complex near the intersection of Timberlake Road and Jackson Street in St. Paul, Minnesota, just a few miles from his home. There were no indications of foul play at the scene, and no sign of Schroetter. A photo of the car is posted with this case summary.
At the time he went missing, Schroetter was in the process of a breakup with his girlfriend. When investigators searched her car, they found Schroetter's blood on the trunk latch. They also learned the girlfriend and her brother had just installed a new trunk liner for the vehicle.
Schroetter's girlfriend and her brother are the prime suspects in his disappearance. Authorities believe they will be charged with murder eventually, but as of yet there is insufficient evidence to make a case.
Schroetter is a Navy veteran. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the time of his disappearance. He frequented local casinos. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
St. Anthony Park Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
City of Falcon Heights, Minnesota
Interactive Missing Person Search Map