Bruno Van Bavel

Above: Van Bavel, circa 1980


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 29, 1988 from Volusia County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 10, 1907
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9 - 5'10, 220 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. White hair, brown eyes. Van Bavel has a white beard.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray sweatshirt, tan or rust-colored pants, red suspenders, a green hat and a plastic hospital bracelet with his home phone number.
  • Medical Conditions: Van Bavel suffers from Alzheimer's Disease.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Van Bavel was last seen in Volusia County, Florida at 6:00 p.m. on February 29, 1988. He left to go for a walk along U.S. 1 and never returned. He has never been heard from again. Van Bavel lived in the 1200 block of County Line at the time of his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal
    The Doe Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 31, 2016; clothing/jewelry description updated.

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