Arnold Joseph Epel

Epel, circa 1989

  • Missing Since 01/19/1989
  • Missing From Miami, Florida
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 01/20/1963 (58)
  • Age 25 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A light-colored shirt and dark-colored pants.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Epel has mild curvature of the spine, similar to scoliosis.

Details of Disappearance

Epel was last seen in Miami, Florida on or about January 19, 1989. (The date may be off by one or two days.) He disappeared after leaving a note for his family instructing them on what to do with his belongings and property. He has never been heard from again. He may have been carrying a gun and a Sony Walkman at the time of his disappearance.

After Epel's disappearance, his blue 1987 Acura Integra with the Florida license plate number 698KCT was found abandoned on Okeechobee Road (U.S. 27) in Glades County, Florida, just south of the Highlands County line. Few details are available in his case.

Investigating Agency

  • Miami-Dade Police Department 305-715-3300

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 20, 2020; distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.