Ernest John Schmidt

Above: Schmidt, circa 2007


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 3, 2007 from St. Augustine, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1940
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair. Schmidt's nickname is Ernie. He has a six-inch surgical scar on his shoulder.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue and white bathing suit with a flower pattern, and no shirt or shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schmidt was last seen at the beach at Mary Street in St. Augustine, Florida on June 3, 2007. He had a disagreement with his wife of 44 years and walked away, heading north, at 3:00 p.m. He has never been heard from again. Schmidt was not carrying a wallet or cellular phone at the time of his disappearance. His wife reported his disappearance to authorities at 5:00 p.m.

    It is unclear whether Schmidt disappeared in the water or on land, but he did mention wanting to go swimming. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts. It is uncharacteristic of Schmidt to leave without warning. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    St. Johns County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    WJTX Jacksonville
    First Coast News


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 2, 2008; casefile added.

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