William Robert Schmidbauer disappeared from his home in Manchester, NJ on September 23, 2007. He is retired from a 20 year career in the military & served the 11th Armored Cavalry Black Horse Regiment in Vietnam–during which time he earned a Purple Heart.
All of his possessions were left behind including his medications, inhaler for his COPD, vehicle & keys, clothes, money, & open & full pack of cigarettes.
Search efforts have been to no avail & have included the following: Aerial, foot, canine, & scuba searches. Moreover, telephone & bank records revealed nothing suspicious.
William Schmidbauer is described as about 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, with graying, brown hair and hazel eyes. He wore upper dentures and was a chain smoker.
Anyone with information should call Manchester police at 732-657-2009. Email tips to Chemhauser@manchestertwp.com and Aguker@manchestertwp.com or anonymously through the police department’s website, Manchesterpolicenj.com.