Piotr Drabik

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Above Images: Drabik, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 1, 2006 from Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 14, 1972
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Drabik wears eyeglasses with oval wire frames. He has a tattoo of an exotic bird on one shoulder. His hair was very short at the time of his disappearance. Drabik speaks fluent English, Russian and Polish.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A bright green shirt, dark green pants and a bright green jacket.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Drabik resided in Canada in 2006. He was last seen at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah. He planned to travel to Hawaii for two weeks' vacation; he wanted to visit Molokai and climb the cliff there. He flew from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Salt Lake City and was scheduled to board a Delta flight to Honolulu, Hawaii from there. He was carrying a red backpack and two walking sticks at the airport. Authorities initially doubted Drabik made it to Hawaii, as he did not board his connecting flight. However, he is known to have purchased a ticket from Honolulu to Kauai, Hawaii on September 4, three days after he was seen in Utah.

    Drabik is a noted scientist and minor celebrity in his native Poland; his specialties include physiology, molecular biology and chemistry. He has two doctoral degrees and three master's degrees from a university in Poland. He is also an author, a champion athlete, and an adventurer who has climbed Mount Everest. At the time of his disappearance he was working as a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Nanotechnology in Alberta. Drabik's non-professional interests include mountaineering, trekking in remote areas, tae kwon do, yachting, skydiving, history, philosophy, astrobiology and meterology.

    Drabik normally kept in close touch with his loved ones, but they have not heard from him since August 31, the day before he went missing. He has a young daughter by his ex-wife in Edmonton. Drabik's credit card has not been used since he vanished. Authorities have searched in Hawaii on the supposition that Drabik had an accident while hiking there, but found no indication of his whereabouts. His disappearance remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Salt Lake City Airport Police
    801-575-2470

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    The Molokai Times
    The Deseret Morning News
    Piotr Drabik's Profile at the University of Alberta
    KSL-TV
    KPUA AM 670
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    The Honolulu Advertiser
    CBC

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    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 28, 2007; age-progression updated.

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