Michael Steven Bickel

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Above Images: Bickel, circa 2012


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 9, 2012 from Portage, Indiana
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 140 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, hazel eyes. Bickel's nickname is Mike. He has had Lasik surgery to correct his vision. He has a scar on his upper chin below his lip. He is missing one toenail.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bickel was last seen in Portage, Indiana on March 9, 2012, when he left on a trip to Lake Michigan. He never returned and has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, his green 2012 Subaru was located and impounded. Bickel left two suicide notes. One said he was going to swim from Portage Lakefront Park to Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois, a distance of about thirty miles. He is presumed deceased.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Portage Police Department


    Source Information
    The Indianapolis Star


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 17, 2013; casefile added.

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