Eric Pracht: Reward offered in missing case of Lakewood paramedic

No clues in Eric Pracht's disappearance
Posted at 10:22 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-12 16:48:33-05

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Six months after a Lakewood paramedic vanished without a trace, his family is now offering a reward, while police say they believe something happened to him.

Eric Pracht disappeared last July, after a heated conversation with friends in his Lakewood home. His fiancée said he was going for a walk to cool down and never came back.

"We're all at a loss. Nothing makes any sense," said Marcus Pracht, Eric's older brother. "It's not like Eric to just walk off and leave his family wondering where he is. He wouldn't do that to his mother."

The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

Steve Davis, with the Lakewood Police Department, said investigators have "nothing to go on whatsoever."

He said, at first, they thought it was possible Pracht had simply walked away.

However, they tried pinging his phone to track him with no response. There has also been no activity in his banking account or credit cards.

"The new theory is that something happened to him, but it's like the guy just vanished," said Davis.

A paramedic who loved helping people, Eric Pracht was also planning to get married and was excited about the future, according to friends and family, who have launched massive searches of the area he was last seen and areas where his family has camped in the past.

"He's an uncle, a nephew, a brother, a son," said Marcus Pracht. "We're all trying to hold it together for each other, but some days are harder than others. You want to be able to keep going with your life, but you don't want to feel like you're giving up on him."

Police said anyone with information can call the Lakewood Police main number at (303) 987-7111.


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