Joseph Weber IV
Weber, approximately 2014; Tattoos on Weber's torso
Date reported missing : 11/24/2014
Missing location (approx) :
San Francisco, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Biracial, Native American, White
DOB : 09/07/1986 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 180 - 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A black jacket, a San Francisco 49ers' jacket, black shoes with "Weber" written in the tongue, and a Hawaii charm necklace with a hook pendant.
Medical conditions : Weber suffers post-traumatic stress disorder. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in an explosion during his war service and has seizures and migraine headaches as a result.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Biracial (Caucasian/Native American) male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Weber has the following tattoos: a moose and the Dr. Seuss cartoon characters Thing 1 and Thing 2 on his left arm, the phrase "By any means necessary" on his chest, and a Latin phrase on his abdomen. The Latin is "Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim", a phrase by the poet Ovid which translates to "Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you." A photo of Weber's chest and abdomen tattoos is posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Weber left his Sunnyvale, California home on November 24, 2014. The California Highway Patrol found his car parked in the Golden Gate Bridge employee parking lot on November 27.
Surveillance cameras show Weber walking onto the bridge and standing amid a crowd of people. According to his family, the cameras show him walking off the bridge at 3:00 p.m., and his cellular phone remained turned on until 8:00 p.m. He has never been heard from again.
Weber is an Army veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq as a military police officer. He was in the middle of a divorce at the time of his disappearance and was struggling in his classes at De Anza College.
Due to his Medical conditions : and the circumstances of his disappearance, Weber's family is concerned for his safety. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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The San Francisco Chronicle
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San Mateo County/San Francisco-Bay Area Missing Persons
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