Patrick James Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer, approximately 2011
Date and time person was reported missing : 07/21/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/17/1955 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 56 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 190 pounds
Medical conditions : Pfeiffer suffers from depression.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Pfeiffer has two half-inch surgical scars on his right shoulder, and four-inch surgical scars on both knees, and several scars on his right lower leg. He has titanium rods and screws inserted in his lower right leg and partial bottom dentures. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pfeiffer was last seen in Altadena, California on July 21, 2011. He got into an argument with his wife and left home at 1:00 a.m. He drove his car to a friend's house and left it there with a note saying it should be returned to his wife.
Pfeiffer has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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California Attorney General's Office
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