Balinski, approximately 1997
Date reported missing : 04/03/1997
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/02/1921 (100)
Age at the time of disappearance: 75 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown plaid shirt, dark gray pants, black shoes and possibly a white cap.
Medical conditions : Balinski has diminished mental capacity as the result of a 1995 stroke.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. Balinski had a one- to two-inch white beard at the time of his 1997 disappearance. He has a tan complexion and three circular-shaped scars on his right leg. Balinski has a pronounced Polish accent and a stooped posture. His nickname is Paw Paw.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Balinski was last seen in Crosby, Texas on April 3, 1997. He left his residence in the 6600 block of Miller Wilson Road at about 8:00 a.m. to look for cans to recycle, and never returned. He has never been heard from again.
Balinski has wandered away from his residence and gotten lost before, but it is unclear what caused his April 1997 disappearance. The last time he disappeared, he was found several miles from his residence. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Harris County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Texas Department of Public Safety
The Houston Chronicle
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. January 8, 2006; law enforcement contact added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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