North American Missing Persons Network
Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt

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Above Images: Left & Center: Bernhardt, circa 2000;
Right: Age-progressed to 14, Far Right: Age-progressed to 23

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 11, 2000 from Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 18, 1991
  • Age: 8
  • Height: 4'6"
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars under chin, between
    eyes on bridge of nose and on the right side of upper lip.
  • Clothing: Boxer shorts.
  • AKA: Zach
  • NCIC Number: M-531009207
  • Case Number: 2000-25517; NCMC894757

  • Details of Disappearance
    Zach was last known to be sleeping in his bed on the night of September 10, 2000. At approximately 4 a.m. on September 11, 2000, he was discovered missing, and is missing under suspicious circumstances.

    His mother had gone for a walk around their Drew Street apartment complex, and when she returned 15 minutes later, Zach was gone. Zachary was eight years old and in the third grade when he vanished.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Clearwater Police Department
    (727) 562-4422

    Source Information
    National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Polly Klaas Foundation
    St. Petersburg Times
    Keeping the Light On