Jens Paeschke
North American Missing Persons Network
Jens Paeschke

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Above Images: Paeschke, circa 2006

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 18, 1996 from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 8, 1968
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Weight: 176 lbs
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Short hair. speaks English
    fluently. He had no tattoos or scars at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing: Black Levi jeans size 33-36; dark, long sleeve sweater;
    dark brown suede leather jacket; black Junghans brand wrist watch;
    Sony Walkman; small light green backpack; black leather shoes,
    brand Dr. Martens, Made in England, English size 9, German size 43
    (see photograph below).
  • AKA: Päschke
  • Dentals: Available during childhood a piece of one of the
    upper front teeth broke away, but was repaired.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Paeschke was last seen in Dortmund, Germany on April 17, 1996. He was a student at the University of Dortmund, Germany. Jens is a very intelligent and sensitive young man, loved by everyone. He failed an exam and shortly thereafter he disappeared. His family believes that was the reason he disappeared. Apparently he was desperately ashamed and couldn't tell anybody of his failure. When he disappeared, he left everything and everyone he loved behind. All he took was his passport, his personal ID, his driver's license, some money and a small backpack. In 1999, with the help of the FBI, it was discovered that Jens had entered immigration at a Chicago Airport on April 18 1996. He had taken a plane from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Chicago, flying KLM. The Airline couldn't say if Jens had booked a connecting flight to a target other than Chicago. There has also been no driver's licence, no social security number, no criminal report on the name of Jens Päschke or Paeschke. Jens Paeschke could also be living in Canada.

    Shoes identical to what Paeschke was wearing

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Dortmund Police
    Detective Lothar Zuch

    Source Information
    The family of Jens Päschke
    Seeking Jens
    The Doe Network