Essayah, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 07/22/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Marin County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/10/1988 (32)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0 - 6'2, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Essayah has a history of suicide attempts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Essayah has a scar on his right shin.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Essayah was last seen in Marin County, California on July 22, 2012. He texted a friend saying he was on the Golden Gate Bridge, and this was the last time anyone heard from him.
Witnesses saw a man matching Essayah's description jump from the bridge. He had attempted suicide earlier that year by jumping in front of a vehicle, but survived and recovered at the hospital.
Essayah is a graduate of Anderson Valley High School. He is presumed deceased.
Other information and links : ncy
Marin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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