Charlie scheel with newstand

Charlie Scheel at his newsstand

Real Name: Unrevealed
Case: Lost Heirs
Location: San Francisco, California
Date: May 8, 1987


Details: Charlie Scheel ran a newspaper stand for several years in San Francisco and became friends with everyone in his community, but on May 8, 1987, he failed to open his stand. He passed away alone in his tiny apartment, and as the authorities searched for his relatives, they realized Charlie had in his possession $67,000 in a sack. Unfortunately, no one knew much about him, and after his death, a search has been made to search for his closest heirs. A search of Charlie's past revealed no clues to his family because he rarely socialized with anyone about his family members. He had no birth certificate, no social security number, and the only other clues to his identity was that he apparently had a sister in the Eastern United States and was formally a boxer in the navy. A marker commemorates the place where Charlie's stand once rested.
Extra Notes: This segment was featured as part of the February 5, 1988 episode.
Results: Solved. Charlie's daughter was found in Pennsylvania after a viewer's tip led an investigator to Pittsburgh, where he located her.
Links: None

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