Steven James Needham
Needham, approximately 1994; Age at the time of disappearance: -progressions to an unknown Age at the time of disappearance:
Date reported missing : 10/26/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/20/1970 (51)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'0, 145 - 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A lightweight ski jacket size medium, a t-shirt, a blue sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.
Medical conditions : Needham suffers from schizophrenia and alcoholism, and was hospitalized at the time he went missing. He is supposed to take medication to control his conditions.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Needham was cleanshaven at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Steve.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Needham checked himself into Pioneer Center North, an inpatient long-term drug abuse treatment facility in the 2200 block of Thompson Road in Bellevue, Washington, on October 20, 1994. During his stay there, he called his mother and told her he did not like the facility but he did not mention any plans to leave.
On October 26, Pioneer Center North reported Needham as a missing person. He apparently walked off the grounds, though no one saw him leave. The hospital is approximately eighty miles from his home.
At the time of his disappearance, Needham was taking his schizophrenia medication as directed. He could function in society and hold menial jobs. He has never been heard from again and his case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Bellevue Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
Washington State Missing Persons Information
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