09-28-2013, 01:33 PM #1
WA - Steven James Needham, 24, Bellevue, 26 Oct 1994
Date Of Birth: January 20, 1970
Age at Time of Disappearance: 24 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 180 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Medical: Alcoholic/ schizophrenic
Clothing: Blue jeans, white tennis shoes, medium blue, light weight ski jacket, blue colored sweatshirt.
Circumstances of Disappearance:
Steven Needham suffers from schizophrenia and is an alcoholic. At the time of his disappearance he was taking medication for his schizophrenia and could function in society with menial jobs.
He voluntarily checked himself into a Mental Health facility on October 20th, 1994. During his stay at the "Pioneer North" Mental Health Facility, he called his mother and told her he did not like it there (although he did not indicate he would leave).
On October 26th, 1994 Pioneer North reported Needham had "walked away" from their facility and they then reported him missing to the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
The mental health facility is approximately 80 miles from Needham's home and nobody reported seeing Needham leave the facility. He has not been seen since and there has been no contact with his family.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Bellevue Police Department
Detective Robert Thompson
Agency Case Number: 94B-14226
10-18-2014, 02:36 PM #2
04-01-2016, 02:02 PM #3Registered User
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January 2016. Unrelated article with a brief mention of Steven: http://www.bellevuereporter.com/news/365841311.html
There are currently 7 open or unsolved homicides and 10 long-term missing person cases in Bellevue dating back to 1949. They include the disappearances of Jaillet, Elizabeth Eisel, Steven Needham, Ruey-Ming Chen, Patrick Hoogen, Nancy Estrada, Eugene Wekesa, Mansoor Riaz, Metalwala and Samson Mikailians, as well as the murders of Loren Sundholm, Mark Biggerstaff, Jessie Barber, Mary Larsen, James Barry, Judy Nealey, Faye Monwai and Alexandre Samoilov.
04-01-2016, 04:29 PM #4
I just checked and couldn't find an address for the Pioneer Mental Health facility in Bellevue, looks like it doesn't even exist anymore these days. I had a look at Bellevue via Google Maps...there are quite a few big(ger) parks...maybe he went to one, took his own life and his remains have never been found. I know that young schizophrenic people have a pretty high suicide rate.
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