James Bernard Liedtka
Liedtka, approximately 2018; Liedtka on the night of his disappearance
Date reported missing : 11/04/2018
Missing location (approx) :
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/06/1990 (30)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7 - 5'9, 160 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A short-sleeved maroon t-shirt with a circular design on the front, light blue jeans with rips at the knees, and a baseball cap. A photo of Liedtka in these clothes is posted with this case summary.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Liedtka was last seen walking alone on Water Street in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on November 4, 2018. He was recorded on surveillance camera at 1:13 a.m., walking east behind the Pickle Tavern towards the bike trail.
Earlier that night, he had been at Shenanigans, and then the Pioneer Bear, celebrating a friend's birthday. The bouncer had refused to let him into the Pickle Tavern because he was too drunk. He has never been heard from again.
Liedtka is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan. At the time of his disappearance, he was studying engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Eau Claire Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources