Jeremy Freeman Crocker

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Above Images: Crocker, circa 1996

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 9, 1996 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 1, 1934
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 170 - 178 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue/green eyes. Some agencies spell Crocker's last name "Croker."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A short-sleeved shirt with large pastel-colored squares, black Dockers pants, tan shoes and a wedding band.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Crocker was last seen during the afternoon hours of December 9, 1996 at the Los Angeles Central Library in Los Angeles, California. He left his home at 1:00 p.m. that day and took a bus and a subway to the library. He was researching the July 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 at the time. Crocker never returned to his residence and has not been seen again. He may have been carrying up to $200 in cash when he disappeared.

    Crocker took part in a radio talk show on December 4, five days before his disappearance, to discuss the plane crash. He believed a missile had caused it, and had spent months researching it and other disasters. He interviewed baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport and Ontario Airport and posted his findings on the internet. A conservative talk show host on KIEV says he received some mail from Crocker which was dated December 9 and postmarked December 10, the day after Crocker was last seen.

    Crocker has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in medical science from the California Institute of Technology. He was employed as an engineer at the time of his disappearance. Crocker's family says it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. He resided in Hollywood, California in 1996, but is a native of Palm Springs, California. Investigators believe Crocker may be a patient in a hospital or nursing home.

    Crocker's case remains unsolved. Some agencies may list his date of disappearance as December 9, 1997.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department
    213-485-5381

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Los Angeles Police Department
    California Attorney General's Office
    NewsLibrary
    Missing Children International

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 20, 2005.

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