John Paul Skirta

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Above: Skirta, circa 2001

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 10, 2001 from Palm Harbor, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 27, 1958
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 155 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Wavy brown hair, brown eyes. Skirta wears eyeglasses, but he did not have them with him when he vanished.
  • Medical Conditions: Skirta was prescribed medication for depression when he disappeared. He did not take the medicine with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Skirta was last seen by his father at the home they shared in the vicinity of the 3360 block of Pattie Place between 12:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on November 10, 2001. At 7:30 a.m. Skirta's father woke up and found the back door slightly ajar and his son missing. He has never been heard from again. He did not take any identification, money, or his bicycle or eyeglasses when he disappeared.

    Bloodhounds traced Skirta's scent out the back door of the residence to the mailbox, but the trail was lost there. His father said that before his disappearance, Skirta seemed very withdrawn. Skirta is described as well-read and intelligent but ill at ease with people. He has worked various jobs, including as a volunteer at the snack bar at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, but has never stayed at any one job for very long. Skirta's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    727-582-6200

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    Source Information
    Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
    The St. Petersburg Times Online
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 18, 2005.

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