Real Name: Adam Arthur Hecht
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date: June 7, 1989
Occupation: Tennis Instructor
Date of Birth: August 6, 1965
Weight: 160 lbs
Marital Status: Unrevealed
Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, hazel eyes. Has burn scars on his right hand
Details: Twenty-four-year-old Adam Hecht was the son of a famous movie producer and a tennis instructor in Beverly Hills, California in the late 1980's. On January 10, 1989, he and his brother Harold went to breakfast at a local restaurant, and soon encountered a homeless man. A few minutes later, Adam left the table and went outside and talked to the vagrant. Harold asked Adam what he had said to the homeless person, but Adam refused to answer. After the brothers left the restaurant, Harold saw Adam talking to the man yet again. This time it was revealed that the vagrant's name was Tony.
Adam was so pleased with his new homeless friend Tony that he invited him to move in with him, despite the fact that Adam's mother and brother vehemently disapproved of their friendship. Adam and Tony's friendship grew, and they both became frequent visitors to a dangerous homeless area in Downtown Los Angeles called Skid Row. Adam even burned his hand during one outing with Tony as they performed a special ritual together. On June 10th, 1989, Harold arrived at Adam's apartment after he had not heard from him in several days. Tony was there and stated that he didn't know where Adam was or when he'd be back. A few days later Adam's mother Martine went there and was scared off as Tony tried to kiss her as he shouted that he was her son. The Hecht family quickly reported Adam missing and evicted Tony in July.
Authorities investigated the possibility that Tony was responsible for Adam's disappearance, but no evidence was ever found that incriminated him. Adam's car was found abandoned on a Beverly Hills street one month after he vanished. There were numerous parking tickets on the windshield which indicated that the car had been abandoned on the street for quite some time, and not just a day or two. The car's interior revealed Adam's keys still in the ignition along with his wallet and jacket, but no sign of him.
Adam Hecht's family adamantly stated that he disappeared unwillingly, but the authorities countered with the argument that there was no evidence to suggest anything BUT a voluntary disappearance. There was strong belief that the homeless vagrant Tony knew more about the case then he claimed, and that Adam may have been murdered by him or someone on the streets. One year after Adam vanished, Harold ran into Tony on the streets and asked if he knew what happened to Adam, but Tony cryptically answered by saying that if he stayed on the streets long enough he would find his answer.
Adam Arthur Hecht is still missing and there aren't any solid suspects in the case.
Suspects: Tony was originally suspected in the case, but authorities later learned that he knew nothing of Adam's whereabouts.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 17, 1990 episode.
Links: Adam Hecht on Unsolved.com