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Leo Trabert

What happened to Leo Paul Trabert?

  • Last updated: October 25, 2022
  • Wauwatosa, WI
  • April 9, 1992

Overview of Leo Trabert

What happened to Leo Trabert in April of 1992?

On April 9, 1992, 77 year old Leo Paul Trabert left his home in Wauwatosa, WI, leaving behind a note for his wife that she would find when she returned home from visiting friends. According to his wife, the note read “I think the best birthday present I can give you is to disappear". All of Leo’s medications and his glasses were left behind at their home.

A bus driver later reported giving a ride to a man matching Leo's description on the day of Leo's disappearance. Unfortunately, he was unable to recall where the man exited the bus. This may be the last sighting of Leo.

Leo had a prior triple-bypass heart surgery and chronic pain in his leg and back due to an injury he received while serving in the Army in WWII. Leo is known to have been depressed over the state of his health at the time of his disappearance. He required multiple medications, which were all left at his home, including narcotic painkillers, heart medications, and antidepressants.

Where the case stands today.

Today, Leo remains missing. There has been no sign of him or his whereabouts since his disappearance in April of 1992, he vanished into thin air. Authorities have officially labeled his case “cold”. In 1999, Leo was declared legally deceased.

At the time of his disappearance in 1992, Leo Paul Trabert was described as a 77 year old caucasian male with gray hair and brown eyes. He was 5’11” tall and weighed 210 lbs. At the time of his disappearance, Leo had a full white beard. He usually wears silver, wire-rimmed glasses but he did not have them with him at the time of his disappearance. He uses a brown wooden cane and wears a back brace outside of his clothing.

If you have any information regarding Leo’s disappearance or his whereabouts, please contact the Wauwatosa Police Department at (414) 471-8430.


  1. Date Missing:April 9, 1992
  2. Age at Incident:77
  3. NAMUS Number:MP19783
  4. Race:Caucasian / White
  5. Gender:Male
  6. Height:5'11"
  7. Weight:210 lbs
  8. Hair Color:Gray

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