WA JOSEPH PICHLER: Missing from Bremerton, WA - 5 Jan 2006 - Age 18 - Former child actor


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Joseph's photo is shown age progressed to 23 years. He was last heard from on January 5, 2006. His vehicle was found abandoned near Wheaton Way and Sheridan Road in Bremerton. Joseph has a tattoo of a red Star Wars emblem on his right forearm.

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Pichler was last heard from at approximately 4:15 a.m. on January 5, 2006 in Bremerton, Washington, when he talked to a friend on his cellular phone. He has never been heard from again. His silver 2005 Toyota Corolla was found on January 9, 2006, near the intersection of Wheaton Way and Sheridan Road in Bremerton, half a mile from Port Madison Narrows.

All of Pichler's personal belongings were left behind when he vanished, with the exception of his wallet and car keys. His apartment was unlocked and the lights were left on, which is uncharacteristic of him.

Pichler is considered to be in danger; he left some poetry indicating he was feeling depressed. He stated he wished he had been a "stronger brother" for his younger brother and asked that his brother be given his belongings. There is no hard evidence that he took his own life, however, and Pichler's writings did not explicitly state he intended to do so. The friends who last saw him stated he was in good spirits while he was with them.

Police theorized Pichler committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into the Port Madison Narrows, but search dogs did not trace his scent to the bridge, and his family does not believe he was depressed or suicidal at the time of his disappearance. His loved ones believe Pichler may have met with foul play.

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