Andrew Cardoza Fluegelman

Above: Fluegelman, circa 1985


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 6, 1985 from Tiburon, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 27, 1943
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Fluegelman may have a mustache.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue t-shirt, casual blue pants and black sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Fluegelman was diagnosed with cancer shortly before his 1985 disappearance. He also suffered from colitis and was taking medication for it; side effects of the drug include depression and periods of mental confusion.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Fluegelman was the editoral director of both PC World and Mac World magazines in the mid-1980s. He was also the author of the communications program PC-Talk III. Fluegelman owned the copyright to the term "freeware," but it was not enforced after his disappearance.

    Fluegelman departed from his family's residence in Marin County, California during the morning hours of July 6, 1985. He arrived at his office in Tiburon, California shortly thereafter. He called his wife from his office during the afternoon. Fluegelman has never been heard from again. A week after his disappearance, his 1982 Mazda was found parked near the toll plaza on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Investigators believe Fluegelman jumped off the bridge. A suicide note was found in his vehicle. His friends and family say he was acting oddly in the days before his disappearance.

    Fluegelman's family held a memorial service for him in New York shortly after he vanished. He is presumed to have taken his own life, but his remains never been located.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tiburon Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The San Jose Mercury News
    Andrew Fluegelman: in Memorium
    The Doe Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 5, 2005.

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