Tyler Schladweiler missing eighteen years

Today is the eighteenth anniversary of the disappearance of Tyler Joseph Schladweiler. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Melissa Schladweiler, from Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Tyler Schladweiler

Tyler Schladweiler age-progression

Melissa Schladweiler

Above are pictures of Tyler and his mother in 2002 and an age-progressed image of Tyler to eighteen years. Help bring him home to his father – if you have any information as to his whereabouts please contact either the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST or the Lake Havasu City Police Department at 928-855-1171.

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    A.M. said,

    December 5, 2020 @ 12:33 am

    I don’t know how this effects your blog but I will share the update anyway. After almost 20 years of nothing Tyler has been found of sorts. He posted to another blog letting everyone know know he is doing just fine, assuring he has had a good life with his mother and stepfather, and thanking people for being concerned about him. However though he has known about the situation for some time he is not currently interested in returning to the USA, contacting his biological father at this time, or divulging exactly where he is now or where his mother is. He has asked that we all respect his privacy so he can live his life and achieve his goals until such a time when he is ready to address his past and what happened in the USA. His use of Maori words in his post confirms he is or at one time since his departure from the USA was in New Zealand, but beyond that nothing more is known.

    https://lightingtheirwayhome.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/tyler-schladweiler-family-abduction-october-9-2002-updated-03-09-2013/#comment-19610

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    Jody Mulhollam said,

    January 2, 2021 @ 8:05 am

    Tyler’s father is my brother. We don’t know for sure that Tyler was the one that posted on Lighting Their Way Home. Unless you have more details and are sure that was Tyler, please don’t assume. This could hurt our search for him instead of helping.

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