Charles Edward Bretzman
Bretzman, approximately 2007; Bretzman's Jeep
Date reported missing : 10/02/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/09/1945 (76)
Age at the time of disappearance: 62 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A brown and blue checkered flannel shirt with a quilted lining, a t-shirt, size 31x31 blue jeans, a baseball cap, size 10 white Reebok sneakers, and an old Russian tank commander watch with a picture of a tank on the face and a flex band.
Medical conditions : Bretzman has basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing form of skin cancer, manifesting behind his ears and on his scalp. He also has a history of liver disease. He may be in need of medication.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Bretzman wears wire-framed eyeglasses for reading. He has surgical scars on his abdomen, faded blue tattoos on his right upper arm and left upper wrist, a deformed nail on his right index finger, a cataract on his eye and red rash-type marks on his torso due to liver disease. Bretzman wears upper dentures. His nicknames are Charlie and Tince.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bretzman was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. on October 2, 2007 at his residence in the vicinity of 7th Street and Union Hills in Phoenix, Arizona. He allegedly went camping in the Bradshaw Mountains, Turkey Creek area in Yavapai, Arizona. He has never been heard from again.┬áBretzman was carrying a pocketknife and a large blue tarp at the time of his disappearance.
His vehicle, a black 1990 Jeep Wrangler with chrome bumpers, a chrome grill, a bikini top, no windows, a lift kit, a 2-inch metal grasshopper on the dash and the Arizona license plate number 212-RMZ, disappeared with him. Photographs of the Jeep are posted with this case summary. It was found abandoned between Minnehaha and Wagoner, Arizona in April 2008.
The circumstances of Bretzman's case are unclear. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Yavapai County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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