Bendig, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 12/02/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/12/1924 (96)
Age at the time of disappearance: 76 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 152 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A burgundy San Francisco 49ers sweatshirt, a brown leather jacket, gray sweatpants, a green baseball cap with the word "Eagles" on it and a gold chain with a gold saint's pendant.
Medical conditions : Bendig has Alzheimer's Disease and is required to take medication to control his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, green eyes. Bendig is balding. His nickname is Tom. He has a vertical sixteen-inch scar on his chest from heart bypass surgery and a surgical scar on the inside of his leg extending from the ankle to the thigh. Bendig wears a full set of dentures. He has metal bolts implanted in his left ankle and he has indentation marks on his forehead from shrapnel. He is supposed to wear eyeglasses, but his were left behind.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bendig was last seen leaving his residence in the 4500 block of Tampa Street in Juniata County, Pennsylvania at approximately 8:20 p.m. on December 2, 2000. He has never been heard from again. Bendig may frequent areas near Anne and Memphis Street, Anne and Aramingo Avenue and Center City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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