Jens Paeschke

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Above Images: Paeschke, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 1996 from Chicago, Illinois
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1968
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'5, 176 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. When Paeschke was a child he chipped one of his upper teeth, but it was repaired. He speaks fluent English.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark brown suede leather jacket, a long-sleeved sweater, black size 33-36 Levi's jeans, a black Junghans wristwatch and black leather Dr. Martens shoes which were English size 9 and German size 43. A photograph of a similar pair of shoes is posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Paeschke disappeared from Dortmund, Germany on April 17, 1996. He was a student at the University of Dortmund. He disappeared after failing an examination; he was apparently too ashamed to tell anyone what had happened and his family believes the failure was the catalyst for his disappearance. Paeschke took his passport, personal identification, driver's license, a small light green backpack, a Sony Walkman and some money when he left.

    It has been established that Paeschke flew on a KLM plane from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to the Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois on the day of his disappearance. His whereabouts after that remain a mystery; it could not be established whether he took a connecting flight out of Chicago. There is no driver's license, Social Security number or criminal record in Paeschke's name in the United States. He may be living in Canada. His case remains unsolved. German police are investigating.

    Above: Shoes similar to Paeschke's


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


    Source Information
    The Doe Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 2, 2006; casefile added.

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