Eric Randolph Pracht

Pracht, circa 2016; Pracht's shirt; Tattoos on Pracht's forearms

  • Missing Since 07/22/2016
  • Missing From Lakewood, Colorado
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10 - 6'0, 170 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A blue t-shirt with video game characters on the front, khaki cargo shorts, black ankle socks, a dark green cloth belt with metal rings, and no shoes or socks. A photo of the shirt is posted with this case summary.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Pracht had a goatee at the time of his disappearance; he sometimes had a beard. He often gets a rash around his navel from his belt buckle. Pracht has the following tattoos: a star of life (a paramedic emblem with a snake) with the words "SERVING SINCE 2010" on the right side of his chest, the video game character Sub-Zero in blue ink on his calf, an ambulance on his abdomen, the Star Wars character Boba Fett on his left forearm, a Green Bay Packers helmet on his right calf, a crown across the top of his back, an angel on one shoulder, a demon on the other shoulder, the character Michael Myers from the movie "Halloween" on the left side of his chest, the character Jason Voorhees from the movie "Friday the 13th" below the Michael Myers tattoo, his last name "PRACHT" going down one arm, a dragon from the video game Skyrim on his right forearm, and the name "Denver" on his left forearm. Photos of some of Pracht's tattoos are posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Pracht was last seen in Lakewood, Colorado just before midnight on July 22, 2016. He and his fiancee had some friends over at their condo that night. The group began discussing some recent police shootings and Pracht became upset, because he wore a uniform for his paramedic job with the South Park Ambulance District and thought he might become a target for anti-police violence.

While he and his fiancee were taking the trash out, he told his fiancee he needed to go for a short walk to get some air. She went back inside and he left for his walk, and never returned. He was carrying his keys, wallet and cellular phone at the time of his disappearance

Pracht's cellular phone made a call at 5:00 p.m. on July 23, 2016, the afternoon after he was last seen. The phone pinged off a tower at the base of Green Mountain. He has never been heard from again, and since then there hasn't been any activity on his phone, credit or debit cards, or social media pages.

It's extremely uncharacteristic of Pracht to leave without warning. His family stated he loved being a paramedic, was looking forward to his upcoming vacation in Mexico and his pending marriage, and had never expressed suicidal thoughts. He left his car, clothing and cash behind, and the circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.

Investigating Agency

  • Lakewood Police Department 303-987-7111

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 11, 2018; casefile added.