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Name: Zachary Michael-Cole Bernhardt
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: September 11, 2000
Location Last Seen: Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida
Date of Birth: December 18, 1991
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 60 lbs.
Hair Color: Blond/Strawberry
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Zachary has scars under his chin, on the right side of his top lip, and between his eyebrows, on the bridge of his nose.
DNA: Not Available
Additional Personal Items: Unknown
Sometime during the early morning hours of September 11, 2000, eight-year-old Zachary Bernhardt disappeared from his Clearwater, Florida home. He and his mother, Leah Hackett, were alone in the apartment when she went for a walk around the apartment complex about 4 a.m.. Zach was asleep in his bed when she left, she said. When she returned about 15 minutes later, he was gone. An extensive search around the area turned up no clues into his disappearance.
Agency Name: Clearwater Police Department
Agency Contact Person: Detective Thomas Dawe
Agency Phone Number: 727-562-4422
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: 200025517
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 2689
Naional Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Tampa Bay Times
Added: 7/30/17; Last Updated: 7/30/17
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.