Charles Edward Bertram
Bertram, approximately 2002
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/27/2002
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/29/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 300 - 320 pounds
Medical conditions : Bertram has bipolar disorder and is required to take medication to control his condition. He is mentally disabled, with the capacity of a second- or third-grader.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blonde/brown hair, blue/green eyes. Bertram has a scar on his abdomen. He may use the alias name Paul John Bertram.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bertram had served nine years and nine months in prison Gender : ually assaulting an eleven-year-old girl, then was paroled and required to wear an electronic monitoring bEthnicity : let. His parole was scheduled to end on October 29, 2002.
Bertram was last seen in Zephyrhills, Florida at 5:00 p.m. on October 27. He was supposedly on his way to visit his niece in Crystal Springs, Florida. His truck was found parked at the Cumberland Farms store at the intersection of Highways 39 and 301. The keys were in the ignition, money was in the ashtray and Bertram's monitoring bEthnicity : let was cut off and on the floor. He has never been heard from again.
Investigators tEthnicity : d Bertram's monitoring bEthnicity : let to a nearby dairy farm, then to a Crystal Springs residence, where it was cut. Whoever cut the bEthnicity : let returned to the dairy farm and then left the bEthnicity : let in Bertram's vehicle. The parole and probation board has issued a warrant for Bertram's arrest, but his family doesn't believe he would have fled just days before his parole was up.
Bertram's loved ones stated he didn't use drugs and had a strict daily routine he never deviated from. He lived in a mobile home in the 38400 block of Always Avenue in Zephyrhills. He was supposed to start a new job at a septic tank company in Tampa, Florida a few days after he went missing.
The circumstances surrounding Bertram's disappearance are unclear. He is classified as a missing person rather than a crime victim.
Other information and links : ncy
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Tampa Tribune
Pasco County Sheriff's Office
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