Eric Vidal

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Above: Vidal, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 2000 from Haverstraw, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 23, 1978
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Vidal has a birthmark on the back of each leg and a pierced ear.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Baggy jeans and a faded green jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Vidal resided in Haverstraw, New York in May 2000. He was last seen departing his residence sometime during the month. Vidal walked in an undetermined direction and has never been heard from again.

    A warrant was issued for Vidal's arrest in May 2000 due to a parole violation. Authorities learned that he may have been the target of a gang-related assassination attempt shortly afterwards. Vidal frequented the downtown Haverstraw area at the time of his disappearance. He has family members in New York City, New York; Texas; and Florida. Vidal may have been seen on 36th Street and 6th Avenue in the Times Square area of New York City sometime after he vanished, but the sighting has never been confirmed. It is not clear if Vidal chose to leave the area of his own accord due to his outstanding warrant or if other factors were involved in his disappearance. Vidal's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Haverstraw Village Police Department
    845-429-5711

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    Source Information
    Rockland County Sheriff's Department
    NamUs

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 23, 2012; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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