Eric Dickson Cansler

Above: Cansler, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 9, 2005 from Marin, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 11, 1964
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 195 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Cansler suffers from depression and was taking medication for it at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Cansler was last seen in Marin, California on August 9, 2005, two days before his forty-first birthday. He has never been heard from again. After his disappearance, his car was found midspan on the Golden Gate Bridge over the San Francisco Bay, with his wallet on the dashboard. A pair of sneakers, believed to be his, were found in the water.

    Cansler was born in Butler, Alabama and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he graduate from Charlotte Latin School. He got a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina and a master's degree from the University of Colorado. His hobbies including sailing, traveling, photography, glass blowing and reading. Cansler left behind two children. His family believe he is deceased and published an obituary for him after his disappearance, but his body was never found.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Marin County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Seattle Times


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 2, 2011; medical conditions added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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