Edward A. Ratynski Jr.
Ratynski, approximately 2007; Ratynski's tattoos
Date reported missing : 12/13/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Fallsburg, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/09/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 53 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 205 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black jacket, black jeans and white sneakers.
Medical conditions : Ratynski is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Ratynski has tattoos on both arms; photos of them are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Ratynski was last seen by a neighbor leaving his residence on La Vista Drive in Fallsburg, New York on December 13, 2007. An avid fisherman, he may have been en route to Conklin Pond to check the thickness of the ice for fishing. He has never been heard from again.
Ratynski was reported missing on December 16. Since his disappearance there's been no activity on his bank account. He was living in a boardinghouse at the time of his disappearance; he'd moved there just a few months before. He was disabled and unemployed and couldn't afford to live in his native Goshen, New York.
Searches of Conklin Pond have turned up no evidence as to Ratynski's whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
New York State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
New York State Troopers
The Times Herald Record
New York State Missing Persons
October 12, 2004. April 30, 2011; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.