Above Images: Oestrike, circa 2002
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: July 4, 2002 from Fort Myers, Florida
Date Of Birth: June 24, 1981
Weight: 130-148 lbs.
Hair Color: Sandy/Lt. Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Characteristics: Red and green fighting
dragon tattoo on right shoulder, the name "Angela" tattooed
on his chest over his heart. Scar under right eye. Baseball-size
gash in one eyebrow.
Medical Conditions: History of drug abuse.
Clothing: Yellow Tommy Hilfiger t-shirt, baggy blue
jeans, white tennis shoes.
NCIC Number: M-702986276
Case Number: 02-251046
Details of Disappearance
Marc�s parents last saw him on July 4, 2002, soon after he was suspected of taking $17,000 from their house safe. His parents were planning on using the money to buy land for Oestrike and his brother as Christmas gifts, his mother Sandy Oestrike said. Soon after the money turned up missing, Marc Oestrike left his hometown of Fort Myers and headed to Brownsville, where he was last seen at the A.K.�s Sports Bar and Grill on Expressway 77/83, according to a private investigator the Oestrikes hired to look for their son.
Marc is a former Marine; he joined the service at age 18 and abandoned his four-year enlistment requirement two years later, his mother said. Authorities later apprehended him in Fort Myers and placed him in jail for his absence without leave.
Before he left Fort Myers, Marc had been in a serious car accident on Memorial Day 2002. He spent three days in a hospital after cutting his face in several places and breaking several vertebrae. He was put in a back brace and a sling, but discarded them before he was healed, according to his mother.
Some websites list his missing date as September 25, 2002.
Marc was last seen in Fort Myers, Florida, with a male by the name of Jose, a.k.a. "Pepe," and another male named Clift. Cell phone records reveal that in July 2002, frequent calls were made from Marc's cell phone to the Halingen and McAllen areas, both in Texas.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lee County Sheriff's Office
Corporal Carol Billingham
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Child Protection Education of America, Inc.