North American Missing Persons Network
Joseph David Wolfgang Pichler

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Above Images: Pichler, circa 2006; Far Right; AP to age 23

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 5, 2006 from Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 14 1987
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 165-170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Light brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel/green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Red circular "Star Wars"
    tattoo on inner forearm, small scar on forehead, small scar
    on bridge of nose between eyes. Was wearing metal braces
    with black bands on upper teeth only. Lower braces had
    already been removed.
  • Medical Conditions: Asthma/allergies
  • Clothing: Possibly a brown t-shirt and blue jeans.
  • Jewelry: "Nixon The Rotolog Real Wood" watch.
  • AKA: "Joe", "Josie"
  • NCIC Number: M-005439814
  • Case Number: B06-000-286

  • Details of Disappearance

    Joe Pichler, a former child actor, was last seen by a friend on January 5, 2006 in Bremerton, WA. He had spent the evening playing cards with some close friends. Everyone that saw him that evening described Joe as in a very good mood. They say he was not showing any signs of distress or depression. Several people tried to reach Joe later on and were unable to do so.

    On January 9, 2006 Joe's vehicle was found abandoned near the Wheaton Way and Sheridan Road intersection in Bremerton, WA behind a restaurant. His wallet and car keys are missing. Police found what they felt was a suicide note inside the vehicle. Family members, however, described the note as only a poem that was buried in Joe's belongings, and do not feel Joe committed suicide or that he left a suicide note behind. Police believe Joe possibly jumped from a nearby bridge.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Bremerton Police Department
    Det. Robbie Davis
    (360) 473-5361

    Source Information
    Joe's OFFICIAL website
    Myspace for Joe
    The Seattle Times