Victor Leonard Richardson III
Richardson, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 05/10/2000
Missing location (approx) :
North Bergen, New Jersey
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Biracial, Black, Hispanic
DOB : 02/14/1976 (45)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Jeans, a t-shirt, Timberland boots, a platinum Rolex watch on his left arm, and a gold ring on his right hand.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Biracial (African-American/Hispanic) male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Richardson's nickname is Vic. He has a scar on his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Richardson was last seen leaving his business, driving a blue or black 1991 Honda Acura with New Jersey license plates. His home was later found unlocked and in a state of disarray. Richardson has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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North Bergen Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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New Jersey State Police
October 12, 2004. June 30, 2015; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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