Gerald K. Bradshaw
Bradshaw, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 03/17/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/24/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue shirt, blue shorts, white socks with red stripes across the top, and brown loafers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, brown/green eyes. Bradshaw's left leg is deformed and he has scars on his body. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bradshaw was last seen in Virginia Beach, Virginia on April 6, 1982. He moved out of the motel where he'd been staying, but did not return to his mother's residence in Florida. His mother had wired him some money so he retrieve his stolen van, which had been located in Texas.
Bradshaw has never been heard from again. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.
Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give the date of Bradshaw's disappearance as April 6, 1982.
Other information and links : ncy
Virginia Beach Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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Virginia State Police
October 12, 2004. January 27, 2017; date of disappearance corrected, middle name added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
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