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3652DMMN - Nathan Andrew Edberg


Name: Nathan Andrew Edberg
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: April 14, 1999
Location Last Seen: White Bear Lake, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Physical Description

Date of Birth: September 17, 1977
Age: 21 yrs old
Race: White
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3"-6'4"
Weight: 230 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Nickname/Alias: N/A
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Pierced ears (left double pierced).


Dentals: Not Available
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: White shirt, light or charcoal gray courdoroy pants.
Jewelry: 2 earrings in left ear.
Additional Personal Items: Glasses with wire frames (for reading and driving).

Circumstances of Disappearance

The night of his disappearance Nathan went to police reserves at the White Bear Lake Police Department. He was considering a career in law enforcement. Later that night, he stopped at the bar Decoy's Bar and Grill for a couple of drinks with old friends, in St. Paul, MN. No one saw him leave, however, his vehicle was located in a ditch at Highway 35 East and Highway 694, near the Vadnais Heights-Little Canada border.

It appeared that Edberg tried to get the car out of the ditch but damaged the wheels. Authorities aren't sure if he was picked up by someone or if he wandered away. It is unclear if he was hurt in the accident. The vehicle was seen, coincidently, hours later by his friends as they were driving by the area. The State Patrol towed it that night. But no one saw Nathan Edberg.

Edberg apparently left his wallet at the bar so he probably wasn't carrying any identification when he vanished. He did not show up for a job he was supposed to start nor a medical appointment. Foul play isn't suspected, but relatives say it would be unusual for Nathan Edberg to take off without notifying his family. No one has accessed his credit card or bank accounts.

Nathan Edberg, who was planning to attend college after taking a year off, was starting to seek treatment for depression. He was depressed following a breakup with his girlfriend, and his parents' pending divorce. He had also lost his job. Authorities were not told about the disappearance until almost five days after Edberg's truck was found. Nathan was living with a cousin in St. Paul. When his mother didn't hear from him for several days, she and the rest of the family figured he was sad over the pending divorce and simply wanted to be alone.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 651-266-7320
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 99-08676

NCIC Case Number: N/A
NamUs Case Number: 307

Information Source(s)

Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Star Tribune

Admin Notes

Added: 4/14/2008; Last Updated: 7/9/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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