Paul James Charapko
Charapko, approximately 1975
Date reported missing : 08/28/1975
Missing location (approx) :
Miami Springs, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/09/1951 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a necklace.
Medical conditions : Charapko has several mental disorders and is in need of medication. He has a history of suicide attempts and may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Charapko's right ankle is fused and there may be a scar there.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Charapko was last seen in Miami Springs, Florida on August 28, 1975. He was on his way to a doctor's appointment in his sister's car when he asked her to pull over. When she did, he walked away from the car and was never seen again. Few details are available in Charapko's case, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Miami Springs Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
North American Missing Persons Network
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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October 12, 2004. March 28, 2006; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Medical conditions : updated, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added.
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