Joseph J. Bichrest
North American Missing Persons Network
Joseph J. Bichrest

Above Images: Bichrest

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 16, 1976 from Shirley, Piscataquis County, Maine
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Beard and mustache.
  • Case Number: CC 76-694

  • Details of Disappearance
    Joseph Bichrest, formerly of Pennsylvania, was an attorney living in Greenville. In 1976, he disappeared, along with his jeep. Investigation revealed that a credit card in his name was used in Philadelphia two days after his disappearance. His white and blue jeep with tag number 50-212 has never been found.

    Anonymous reports persist that he was murdered. Rumors that he and his jeep are in a quarry in Greenville abound, and several quarries have been searched over the years.

    Bichrest was reported to be having marital and financial problems. He was being investigated by the local DA for theft, by the AG's Office for Bar Association complaints and had been borrowing large amounts of money and passing bad checks with overdrawn accounts. The IRS was investigating him for tax evasion.

    Joseph had recently become despondent and making suicidal threats. He may have gone to the local DA during the weekend of his disappearance.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maine State Police
    (207) 941-4071

    Source Information
    Maine State Police