William Robert Schmidbauer

william_robert_schmidbauer_01William 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 [email protected] and [email protected] or anonymously through the police department’s website, Manchesterpolicenj.com.

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  1. Missing VeteransMissing Veterans

    April 14, 2016 Update from the “Missing Veteran William Schmidbauer” facebook page:

    As you all are aware, I took a break from FB for approximately a year and a half. I thought it important to provide an update to everyone. During that time, I worked closely with the Manchester, NJ Police Department/Detectives regarding planning searches for my father.

    Searches were conducted in May and August of 2015 by the NJ Search and Rescue (NJSAR). NJSAR is a volunteer group with specialized training, along with K-9 dogs that can detect bone/remains after 7 years. The detectives selected areas of interest and further allowed me to pick two areas to search.

    Unfortunately, my dad was not found. Furthermore, one of the potential sites now has a development on it…which obviously prevents the ability to search there.
    I’m told without any new leads additional searches will not be conducted. Someone did come forward voluntarily with information yet now refuses to participate in any more interviews.

    Thank you for taking the time to read the above information.
    With love,
    Lisa aka Army Brat



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