Edward F. Fritz
Fritz, approximately 2002
Date reported missing : 01/29/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Amityville, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/27/1956 (65)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray down jacket, a red button-down shirt, a black t-shirt, jeans, white socks and black loafers.
Medical conditions : Fritz was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1973. He is required to take medication to regulate his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, brown eyes. Fritz's nickname is Eddie.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fritz resided in Farmingdale, New York with his mother and her second husband. He had graduated high school in 1974, spending the last year being tutored at home due to his schizophrenia diagnosis. He attended college for only two months and never learned to job or held a job.
Edward spent most of his time at home reading or watching television. He couldn't travel on his own and his mother usually took care of his transportation needs. He saw a psychiatrist once a month and attended ten sessions a week at a day program at Sunrise Psychiatric Clinic in the 30 block of John Street in Amityville, New York.
Fritz attended the day program the day he disappeared and was last seen was last seen inside the facility at approximately 12:30 p.m. on January 29, 2002. He had $1.25 per lunch and a quarter to use the pay phone for emergencies. He normally received a van ride back to his home at the end of the day.
At 3:45 p.m., the day program staff called his house and asked Fritz's mother if he was home. She said he was not, and they said they'd lost track of her son approximately three hours earlier.
Officials initially believed that Fritz walked away from the facility and returned home. He maintained constant contact with his relatives prior to his disappearance, but after he went missing they never heard from him again. He was declared legally dead in June 2007.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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