Wade Andrew Borthwick
Borthwick, approximately 2003
Date and time person was reported missing : 01/01/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/02/1957 (63)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 130 pounds
Medical conditions : Borthwick has an unspecified medical condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying light brown hair, blue eyes. Borthwick may have a mustache and/or a light beard. He has previously fractured his right foot, his ankle and his right hand. He has a vertical scar on his inner left wrist and forearm and a brown vertical irregularly shaped flat birthmark on the left side of his upper back, about one to two inches in size. He wears eyeglasses for reading.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Borthwick last spoke to his family in January or February of 2003. He was living on the streets in Redding, California at the time. His relatives have not heard from him since. Borthwick may be in southern California or in Oregon. He may be getting food at food banks or missions, or he may beg to support himself. Few details are available in Borthwick's case.
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Redding Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. February 7, 2011; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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