Charles Anthony Radice
Radice, approximately 1995
Date reported missing : 05/15/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/08/1919 (102)
Age at the time of disappearance: 76 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears a baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Radice's nickname is Charlie. He wears wire-rimmed eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Radice was last seen near his home in downtown Lancaster, California on May 15, 1995. He was visiting a neighbor in the vicinity of 10th Street West and Avenue J-4 at the time. He has never been heard from again.
Radice was born in New York, but he lived in the Lancaster area for most of his life and was well-known in the neighborhood. He fed the local birds and stray cats, sold jewelry door-to-door, and told stories, wrote poems and made posters concerning local history. He is a World War II veteran and was awarded Silver Stars for distinguished service.
He lived with his adult grandson at the time of his disappearance. His grandson did not report him missing; a friend did instead. Radice's grandson stated he was puzzled by his grandfather's disappearance, but hadn't thought to go to the police.
Authorities believe Radice is missing under suspicious circumstances. His case remains unsolved.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Los Angeles Times
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