The latest missing person case in Salzburg concerns a 24-year-old man from the city of Salzburg who did not come home on September 23 and is suspected to be on the Untersberg. He’s been missing for three weeks.
On the night of his birthday, Jona R. from Salzburg did not come home. He took the bus to the Untersberg – this is where the cell phone was last located.
But there is no trace of Jonah. The Salzburg native is about 1.80 meters tall, slim, has short brown hair and blue-green eyes. When he left the house he was wearing black jeans, black sneakers and a brown leather jacket. He also carried a black backpack.
Notes to every police station
The mother describes her son Jonah as calm and introverted. He does not have a passport and there have been no money movements on the account in the past few weeks. The mobile phone is switched off. One of his favorite places is the Untersberg. Here one hopes to get tips from hikers or walkers who may have seen him in the area.
Almost 90 people are missing in Salzburg
87 people are currently missing in Salzburg, most of them have been dying for years. This is confirmed by the Federal Criminal Police Office in Vienna. We are currently looking for eight children and young people in Salzburg. According to Stefan Mayer from the Federal Criminal Police Office, this is due to child abduction by a divorced parent or young people who run away from a care facility and reappear after a short time.
The oldest missing person case in the police files originally came from Zell am See (Pinzgau) – the case was 57 years ago. It is a then 26-year-old Zeller who never returned from a boat trip on Lake Zell in 1964. “The boat was found back then, but there is still every trace of the man or his corpse to this day,” says Mayer, describing the last case of the Austrian missing persons files.
Around 11,000 missing people in Austria every year
834 people are currently reported missing in the electronic criminal police information system EKIS. Including a 42-year-old from Salzburg who has been missing since 1988 and a 70-year-old from Salzburg whose trail was lost five years ago in Bayerisch Gmain. Around 11,000 missing person reports are received in Austria every year, only two percent of those missing remain missing after a year.