Edward F. Fritz

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Above: Fritz, circa 2002

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 29, 2002 from Amityville, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 27, 1956
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, brown eyes. Fritz's nickname is Eddie.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray down jacket, a red button-down shirt, a black t-shirt, jeans, white socks and black loafers.
  • Medical Conditions: Fritz has schizophrenia. He is required to take medication to regulate his condition.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Fritz resided in Faemingdale, New York with his mother. He attended an outpatient program at Sunrise Psychiatric Clinic in the 30 block of John Street in Amityville, New York. Fritz was last seen inside the facility at approximately 12:30 p.m. on January 29, 2002. He normally received a van ride back to his home at the end of the day. Fritz's mother became concerned when he did not return to their residence by 3:30 p.m. Clinic employees told her that they lost track of her son approximately three hours earlier.

    Officials initially believed that Fritz walked away from the facility and returned home. His mother said that employees never contacted her regarding her son's disappearance until she reported he failed to arrive home later during the day. At the time of his disappearance, Fritz was carrying one dollar for lunch and a quarter in case he needed to make a pay phone call. He has never been heard from again.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nassau County Police Department
    516-573-7717

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    Source Information
    Newsday
    NamUs

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