Paul Thaddeus Eckert
Eckert, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 06/06/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Harrison, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/19/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green short-sleeved shirt, a black and white checkered flannel shirt, green sweatpants, brown work boots and a black waist pack.
Medical conditions : Eckert has an unspecified medical condition and is in need of medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Eckert's hair was cut short on top and longer in the back at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Chet. Eckert wears eyeglasses with round, tan-colored wire frames. He has three faded scars on the left side of his neck, a horizontal scar below the left side of his collarbone, a tattoo of the initials "FTW" in capital letters just above the outside of his right wrist, and a tattoo of a skeleton on the inside of his left forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Eckert was last seen at approximately 6:00 p.m. on June 6, 2004 near the 700 block of Harrison Gardens in Harrison, New Jersey. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Harrison Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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