John Pavlat

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Above Images: Pavlat, circa 2002


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 24, 2002 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 22, 1968
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Pavlat was depressed and suicidal at the time of his disappearance, due to headaches and pains in his neck and shoulders from injuries sustained from a bicycle accident he had in 1995.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Pavlat was last seen at 5:15 p.m. on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, on Christmas Eve, 2002. He was seen getting out of his vehicle and jumping over the bridge rail. He left an email suicide note behind for some of his friends. Pavlat is presumed to have died in the fall, but his body was never found so technically he is still a missing person.

    Pavlat enjoyed bicycling and photography in 2002.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Bicycle Retailer


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