Paul J. Sekel
Sekel, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 04/20/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Johnstown, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 180 pounds
Medical conditions : A dark blue nylon zip-up jacket with a round "Underwater Sports of Jersey" emblem and a hood that zips into the collar, jeans, size 10 brown suede shoes with laces, a yellow gold necklace, and possible a belt with a large, distinctive buckle. The buckle has stones around the edges and a horse in the center.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Sekel has a scar on the left side of his chest and a T-shaped scar along his hairline on the right side. His left ear is pierced and he has a bump on the top of his right foot in the middle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sekel was last seen by a friend in Johnstown, New York on April 20, 1982. At 9:00 a.m. the next day, his car was found abandoned on a local road. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Fulton County Sheriff's Office
New York State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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