Questions Linger Long After Ocean County Vet’s Disappearance

Henry Verdon remains missing. (Photo courtesy Henry Verdon’s family)

  TOMS RIVER – It’s been 10 years since a loved one saw Henry Edward Verdon, and his family still has a number of questions.

  He was last seen on July 3, 2014. A friend dropped him off at the Toms River bus station, said Suzanne Wold, his niece. She lives in Minnesota but contacted this newspaper to see if anyone has a hint as to his whereabouts.

  Verdon, known by the nickname “Bootsie,” is an Army veteran who frequented veteran administration hospitals. He suffers from bipolar disorder and left home without his medication. He had no cell phone.

Photo courtesy NamUs

  He was last seen wearing a black and silver Harley Davidson jacket and blue jeans, she said. He is described as white with gray hair, blue eyes, about 5’8″, and roughly 180 lbs.

  “The VA hospitals have all been notified should he show up,” she said. “We will be going into his 10th year that he is missing and still nothing. We have been in contact with the detectives at the Berkeley Township Police Department and Henry’s brother has submitted DNA. My dad is 93 and would like to have some kind of closure on his whereabouts.”

  The family is still wondering if there were cameras at the Toms River bus station that could have recorded him.