Bonnie Lynn Haim

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Above Images: Bonnie, circa 1993

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 6, 1993 from Jacksonville, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 21, 1969
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 110 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Haim's maiden name is Pasciuto. She may use the name Bonnie Pasciuto Haim.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bonnie was married to Michael Haim in 1993. Michael worked as a manager at his aunt's construction supply company, while Bonnie worked with the business accounts in his aunt's office. Michael's aunt has said that he was verbally and physically abusive towards Bonnie at work. Many of the people closest to Bonnie, including her husband's aunt, have stated that Bonnie planned to divorce Michael before her 1993 disappearance. She opened a separate bank account in her own name, which she kept hidden from Michael by having the statements sent to her work address. According to his aunt, Michael was furious when he discovered the account and demanded Bonnie close it. She did, but Bonnie reportedly never changed her mind regarding her divorce plans. She left money with a friend without her husband's knowledge and placed a deposit on a new apartment for herself and their son, Aaron, whom she also enrolled in a new preschool.

    Bonnie returned to her family's residence on Dolphin Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida on January 6, 1993 at approximately 7:30 p.m. She was scheduled to meet Michael's aunt at her home at 8:00 p.m., but phoned her at 8:30 p.m. and said she would not be coming as planned. Bonnie has never been seen again.

    Michael's aunt became concerned when neither he nor his wife arrived at work the following morning. Michael said that Bonnie had driven away after the couple had an argument the previous night. He said he did not know her whereabouts, but he had searched for her in vain. Michael claimed he was ill and that was the reason he did not report to work.

    Bonnie's purse was discovered in a dumpster behind the Airport Red Roof Inn approximately five miles from her residence during the evening of January 7, the day after she was last seen. Authorities do not suspect that robbery was the motive for Bonnie's disappearance, as her wallet was intact with $150 in cash, credit cards, checks, and other personal items. Bonnie's car was discovered abandoned in the long-term parking lot of Jacksonville International Airport shortly afterwards. There was no sign of Bonnie at the scene, but authorities did uncover a shoe print inside the vehicle. It is believed that the print was left behind by the last driver to operate the car. The print had a distinctive tread pattern from a unique brand of athletic shoe. Michael owned a pair of shoes that matched the print's tread.

    Michael has maintained his innocence in his wife's disappearance from the case's onset. He gave media interviews and stated that Bonnie had simply packed up and left him. Aaron, who was three years old in 1993, spoke to a child psychologist after his mother vanished and gave a detailed account of Bonnie's murder, which he allegedly witnessed. According to Aaron's story, Michael shot Bonnie to death and Aaron had to help him hide the body.

    In September 2004, Michael was found liable for Bonnie's wrongful death and was ordered to pay $26.3 million in damages, including $15.3 million to Aaron and $1 million to Bonnie's estate. Aaron's testimony was the crux of the case. The presiding judge ruled that Michael had emotionally abused his son and committed acts against his wife in Aaron's presence that probably caused permanent psychological harm to the boy. Michael did not show up in court to defend himself against the suit. He lost his parental rights towards Aaron in 1999, after Bonnie was declared legally dead. Aaron now lives with his mother's relatives, who stated they did not expect to ever collect the full amount of the judgement from Michael.

    There have been no arrests in Bonnie's case, although Michael has remained the prime suspect in her disappearance. He has never been charged due to a lack of physical evidence. Some members of Bonnie's family believed that she engineered her own disappearance, but authorities believe that foul play was involved. Her case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office
    904-630-2120

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    Source Information
    Unsolved Mysteries
    The Florida Times-Union
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    Local 10

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 29, 2008; two pictures added.

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