Charles Anthony Radice

Above: Radice, circa 1995


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 15, 1995 from Lancaster, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 8, 1919
  • Age: 76 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Radice's nickname is Charlie. He wears wire-rimmed eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears a baseball cap.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Radice was last seen near his home in downtown Lancaster, California on May 15, 1995. He was visiting a neighbor in the vicinity of 10th Street West and Avenue J-4 at the time. He has never been heard from again.

    Radice was born in New York, but he lived in the Lancaster area for most of his life and was well-known in the neighborhood. He fed the local birds and stray cats, sold jewelry door-to-door, and told stories, wrote poems and made posters concerning local history. He is a World War II veteran and was awarded Silver Stars for distinguished service. He lived with his adult grandson at the time of his disappearance. His grandson did not report him missing; a friend did instead. Radice's grandson stated he was puzzled by his grandfather's disappearance but hadn't thought to go to the police.

    Authorities believe Radice is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Los Angeles Times


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 31, 2010; casefile added.

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