David Edwin Wirthlin
Wirthlin, approximately 1991
Date reported missing : 03/24/1991
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/02/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 30 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 155 pounds
Medical conditions : Wirthlin has a history of drug abuse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Wirthlin was last seen in Orlando, Florida on March 24, 1991. He has never been heard from again. His boss at Apollo Electric in the 2600 block of Forsyth Road, where Wirthlin was a mechanic, reported him missing the next day after he didn't show up for work.
When police searched Wirthlin's motor home, they found a large amount of blood and signs that someone had tried to clean up. His motorcycle, a 1982 Suzuki 1100E with the Florida license plate number 59140 S, was missing.
Wirthlin's disappearance is being investigated as a possible homicide, but few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Orange County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Orlando Sentinel
October 12, 2004. June 30, 2016; picture added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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