Charles Edward Bretzman

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Above: Bretzman, circa 2007

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 2007 from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 9, 1945
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Bretzman wears wire-framed eyeglasses for reading. He has surgical scars on his abdomen, faded blue tattoos on his right upper arm and left upper wrist, a deformed nail on his right index finger, a cataract on his eye and red rash-type marks on his torso due to liver disease. Bretzman wears upper dentures. His nicknames are Charlie and Tince.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown and blue checkered flannel shirt with a quilted lining, a t-shirt, size 31x31 blue jeans, a baseball cap, size 10 white Reebok sneakers, and an old Russian tank commander watch with a picture of a tank on the face and a flex band.
  • Medical Conditions: Bretzman has basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing form of skin cancer, manifesting behind his ears and on his scalp. He also has a history of liver disease. He may be in need of medication.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bretzman was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Octgober 2, 2007 at his residence in the vicinity of 7th Street and Union Hills in Phoenix, Arizona. He allegedly went camping in the Bradshaw Mountains, Turkey Creek area in Yavapai, Arizona. He has never been heard from again. Bretzman was carrying a pocketknife and a large blue tarp at the time of his disappearance. His vehicle, a black 1990 Jeep Wrangler with chrome bumpers, a chrome grill, a bikini top, no windows, a lift kit, a 2-inch metal grasshopper on the dash and the Arizona license plate number 212-RMZ, is also missing. Photographs of the Jeep are posted below this case summary. Few details are available in Bretzman's case.

    Jeep Side View Jeep Front View
    Above: Bretzman's Jeep

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Yavapai County Sheriff's Department
    928-771-3100

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 2, 2008; casefile added.

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