Joe Pichler, an actor known for appearing in movies such as “The Fan” and “Beethoven’s 3rd” and “Beethoven’s 4th,” disappeared from Bremerton, WA, on Jan. 5, 2006. Pichler, 19, spoke with a friend at 4:15 a.m., and this was the last known contact anyone had with him. Four days later, his car was found at the intersection of Wheaton Way and Sheridan Road, a half-mile from the Port Madison Narrows.
Pichler left all his belongings except his wallet and car keys behind when he disappeared. Police suspect Pichler killed himself by jumping off the bridge into the Port Madison Narrows. He also wrote poetry that indicated he was depressed prior to his disappearance. However, dogs could not find his scent on the bridge and his family said they believed Pichler met with foul play.
Pichler had recently returned to his hometown of Bremerton after leaving Los Angeles, where he had pursued his dream of being an actor. He reportedly was going to move back to California after he had his braces removed so he could resume his acting career. His disappearance remains unsolved.