Bretzman, approximate photo date 2007 Bretzman's Jeep
Missing since: 10/02/2007
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 05/09/1945 (75)
Age at time of disappearance: 62 years old
Height / Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A brown and blue checkered flannel shirt with a quilted lining, a t-shirt, size 31x31 blue jeans, a baseball cap, size 10 white Reebok sneakers, and an old Russian tank commander watch with a picture of a tank on the face and a flex band.
Medical Conditions Bretzman has basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing form of skin cancer, manifesting behind his ears and on his scalp. He also has a history of liver disease. He may be in need of medication.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Bretzman wears wire-framed eyeglasses for reading. He has surgical scars on his abdomen, faded blue tattoos on his right upper arm and left upper wrist, a deformed nail on his right index finger, a cataract on his eye and red rash-type marks on his torso due to liver disease. Bretzman wears upper dentures. His nicknames are Charlie and Tince.
Details at time of disappearance: Bretzman was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 2, 2007 at his residence in the vicinity of 7th Street and Union Hills in Phoenix, Arizona. He allegedly went camping in the Bradshaw Mountains, Turkey Creek area in Yavapai, Arizona. He has never been heard from again. Bretzman was carrying a pocketknife and a large blue tarp at the time of his disappearance.
His vehicle, a black 1990 Jeep Wrangler with chrome bumpers, a chrome grill, a bikini top, no windows, a lift kit, a 2-inch metal grasshopper on the dash and the Arizona license plate number 212-RMZ, disappeared with him. Photographs of the Jeep are posted with this case summary. It was found abandoned between Minnehaha and Wagoner, Arizona in April 2008.
The circumstances of Bretzman's case are unclear. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Yavapai County Sheriff's Department
Other information: NamUs
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
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Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated August 16, 2018 details of disappearance updated.