David Karl Heitman
Heitman, approximate photo date 2016
Missing since: 04/19/2016
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: 04/10/1974 (46)
Age at time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight: 5'8 - 5'10, 156 - 180 pounds
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Heitman's head was shaved bald at the time of his disappearance. He may have a goatee. He has several tattoos, including the letter H on his back in the style of a Superman logo, a black panther on his forearm, the building blocks with the letters "ABC" on his arm, and several United States Marine Corps tattoos.
Details at time of disappearance: Heitman was last seen in Columbia, Missouri on April 19, 2016. He made contact with his social worker that day and mentioned he was going to the lake with a friend. On June 23, over two months later, the social worker conducted a home visit and found the house empty.
In October 2016, a bag of Heitman's clothing and identifying documents was found by a hunter in the Mark Twain National Forest in Pulaski County, Missouri. The bag lay about two miles from the nearest roadway and about 100 miles south of Columbia. Authorities searched the area but found no other sign of Heitman.
Heitman is a Marine Corps veteran he served as an aircraft ordnance technician. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Taos County Sheriff's Office
Other information: NamUs
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated August 4, 2018 details of disappearance updated.