06-03-2010, 06:14 PM #1
MO - Edward Acosta - 46 years old - Columbia - May 2010
Patient missing after stay
Man last seen at Columbia hospital.
BY THE TRIBUNE’S STAFF
Published June 3, 2010 at 11:49 a.m.
Updated June 3, 2010 at 1:25 p.m.
A Pulaski County man who was treated and released Friday at University Hospital has been reported missing.
The Columbia Police Department was notified Sunday by friends and family of Edward Acosta that Acosta was missing and had not made contact with anyone since around 10 p.m. Friday. Acosta, 46, is a Hispanic man from Laquey, a small community 106 miles south of Columbia. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair. Police are circulating a photo of Acosta that was taken in 2006.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 08-01-2010 at 09:25 AM.
06-05-2010, 10:22 AM #2
Clues scarce in 3 missing-person cases
Disappearances appear unrelated.
By Jodie Jackson Jr.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Columbia and Boone County authorities say there is no reason to believe the reported disappearances of three men in the past 10 weeks are connected.
Columbia police initiated investigations this week into two new missing-person reports. The Columbia Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating the disappearances of Rick French, a public defender who failed to show up Wednesday for a jury trial in Jefferson City, and of Edward Acosta, a Pulaski County man discharged a week ago from University Hospital.
Meanwhile, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the disappearance of Billy Joe Basinger, who left his home on Route M near Ashland in the early hours of March 22. Basinger, 55, left with his dog, a 185-pound, black-and-white Newfoundland, to take a ride in his green 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup. He has not been seen or heard from since.
06-12-2010, 01:52 PM #3
Search for Acosta continues today in Columbia after two weeks missing
By: Darrell Todd Maurina
Posted: Saturday, June 12, 2010 12:40 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (June 12, 2010) — Despite dark skies and expectations of rain, dozens of searchers are combing Columbia’s downtown streets today as well as rugged bluffs and forested valleys, hoping to find a Fort Leonard Wood civilian employee who’s been missing now for two weeks.
06-19-2010, 10:06 AM #4
Retired Veteran Missing From Hospital
Posted on: Jun 17, 2010 at 7:46 PM CDT
Channel: Local News
Tags:Missing Person Edward Acosta
COLUMBIA/Fort Leonard Wood - Edward Acosta has been missing since May 28th when he disappeared from outside University Hospital.
06-28-2010, 09:39 PM #5
Man still missing one month after disappearance
Monday, June 28, 2010 | 7:49 p.m. CDT
BY Kristi McCann
COLUMBIA — Edward Acosta is still missing after his release from University Hospital and subsequent disappearance on May 28, the Columbia Police Department said in a release.
06-30-2010, 07:53 PM #6
Friends press on to try to find missing man from Fort Leonard Wood MO
by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News
Story Published: Jun 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM CDT
Story Updated: Jun 30, 2010 at 6:36 PM CDT
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Eddie Acosta vanished without a trace more than a month ago. Now his friends are trying to find the Army veteran.
No one has reported seeing Acosta since he left a hospital in Columbia. There are few clues to lead searchers to his whereabouts and police have no leads.
07-01-2010, 11:39 AM #7Registered User
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Did not see this posted anywhere else. This is the facebook page started by friends and family to find Eddie: Bring Eddie Acosta Home
There is additional information including security camera stills of Eddie leaving the hospital, most importantly exactly what he was wearing when he disappeared.
07-04-2010, 08:07 AM #8
Police say body found might be missing Pulaski County man
Story Published: Jul 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM CDT
Story Updated: Jul 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM CDT
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- There may be a break in a missing persons case out of Pulaski County. The sheriff's department is investigating if a body found near Columbia, MO, is that of Eddie Acosta, a civilian worker at Ft. Leonard Wood.
07-04-2010, 08:52 AM #9
Update: Police find human remains, possible missing man
by Newsdesk KRCG
Posted: 06.02.2010 at 5:21 PM Updated: 07.03.2010 at 3:35 PM
COLUMBIA, MO. -- Update: Saturday July 3 at 3:35 p.m.:
Officers searched the top of the bluffs and located a hat, cell phone, and a bag containing paperwork belonging to Edward Acosta.
07-17-2010, 12:12 PM #10
UPDATE: Acosta family still has questions about disappearance
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 9:43 p.m. CDT;
updated 4:08 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 14, 2010
As previously reported by the Missourian, a full autopsy report and definitive identification of the remains found in the woods will not be available for up to five more weeks. The Boone County Medical Examiner initially stated the body had injuries consistent with a fall, but the remains were sent to the MU Anthropology Department for further analysis because of their deteriorated condition.
08-01-2010, 09:25 AM #11
By Madeleine Leroux
Waynesville Daily Guide
Posted Jul 28, 2010 @ 08:00 PM
- — Human remains found in Columbia on July 2 have been determined to be those of Waynesville resident Edward Acosta.
Though a full autopsy report is not expected for up to three more weeks, Dori Burke, a forensic investigator with the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office, said a positive identification has been made and the remains will continue to be studied at the University of Missouri Anthropology Department to determine the cause of death.
"We do know that it is him," Burke said.
Rest in Peace Edward.
08-01-2010, 09:49 AM #12
Always sad to read..
RIP Mr. Acosta
Short, sweet, tear jerking 4-5 line stories one MUST read after reading true crime.
Hiliarous tribute to Kathy B... OMG too funny...
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