North American Missing Persons Network
Marc William Oestrike

Above Images: Oestrike, circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 4, 2002 from Fort Myers, Florida
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 24, 1981
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 5'9"-5'10"
  • Weight: 130-148 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Sandy/Lt. Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • 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.
  • Dentals: Available
  • NCIC Number: M-702986276
  • Case Number: 02-251046

  • Details of Disappearance
    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.

    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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Lee County Sheriff's Office
    Corporal Carol Billingham
    (239) 477-1423
    (800) 780-8477

    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
    Brownsville Herald