Edward Robert Sekelsky
Sekelsky, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 01/26/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 46 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'10, 170 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, hazel eyes. Sekelsky has burn scars on both arms. His nickname is Ed.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sekelsky was last seen in Taylor, Pennsylvania on January 26, 1998. The manAge at the time of disappearance: r at the Maple Manor Trailer Park, where he lived alone, stopped to check on him at his home in the 300 block of Haverford Drive because he'd stopped picking up his mail, and found the residence deserted. Sekelsky's Ford pickup truck was parked outside, and inside, everything was tidy and all his belongings were packed in boxes with notes addressed to people he planned to leave them to.
Prior to his disappearance, Sekelsky had worked in a warehouse and also took on odd jobs. He enjoyed going for rides in his truck and his sister was surprised he left it behind. His sister stated he had almost no money at the time of his disappearance, and that some of the notes he left made her think he planned to die by suicide.
In March 1999, Sekelsky may have been sighted in Hawaii. Someone using his Social Security number, and the name "Ed Robert Sekelsky", reported being the victim of an assault and robbery in Honolulu on March 28.
The assault victim had no forwarding address and may have been homeless, but he was attending regular treatments at the Waikiki Health Club. The health club couldn't reveal anything about the patient or his treatments due to confidentiality laws. Authorities were never able to determine whether the Honolulu man was in fact Sekelsky; it's possible someone else stole his identity.
Authorities are uncertain of Sekelsky's fate and his case remains unsolved. He is a Vietnam War veteran, and was distraught over work and family issues at the time of his disappearance.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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