Kenneth Arthur Schweighart

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Above: Schweighart, circa 1982

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 2, 1982 from New Lisbon, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 25, 1935
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7 - 5'9, 145 - 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, blue or brown eyes. Schweighart may have a scar on his forehead.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green checkered shirt, a blue jacket and blue pants.
  • Medical Conditions: Schweighart is mildly mentally disabled, with an IQ of 58. He is not violent.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Schweighart was a resident of the New Lisbon State School for Retarded Males in New Lisbon, New Jersey in 1982; he had lived there for approximately four years. His family lived in Garfield, New Jersey. He left the campus at 11:45 a.m. on March 2, 1982 and has never been heard from again.

    Curiously, Schweighart is not the only New Lisbon State School resident who went missing and was never heard from again; Steven Anderson and David Williams disappeared from there together in 1975. It hasn't been proven that the disappearances are related. The New Lisbon State School is now coed and known as the New Lisbon Developmental Center. All three cases remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New Jersey Human Services Police
    609-633-1935

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    Source Information
    NamUs

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 4, 2010; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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