North American Missing Persons Network
Edward F. Fritz

Above Image: Fritz, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 29, 2002 from Amityville, Suffolk County, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 27, 1956
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Graying hair.
  • Medical Conditions: Schizophrenic and requires medication.
  • Clothing: Gray down jacket, a red button-down shirt, black
    t-shirt, jeans, white socks and black loafers.
  • AKA: "Eddie"
  • NCIC Number: M-372198161
  • Case Number: 202CR0007962

  • Details of Disappearance
    Fritz resided in South Farmingdale, New York with his mother. He attended an outpatient program at Sunrise Psychiatric Clinic in the 30 block of John Street in Amityville, New York. Fritz was last seen inside the facility at approximately 12:30 PM on January 29, 2002. He normally received a van ride back to his home at the end of the day. Fritz's mother became concerned when he did not return to their residence by 3:30 PM.

    Clinic employees told her that they had lost track of her son approximately three hours earlier. Officials initially believed that Fritz walked away from the facility and returned home. His mother said that employees never contacted her regarding her son's disappearance until she reported he failed to arrive home later during the day. He was carrying one dollar for lunch and a quarter in case he needed to make a pay phone call.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nassau County Police Department
    (516) 573-7717

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