ORADELL, NJ — Police in New Jersey are searching for a missing talent agent who left his family home in the suburb of Oradell, New Jersey to go for a walk in broad daylight — and never came back.
Mark Schlegel, 57, has been missing since Sunday when he reportedly left his house at around 3:30 P.M. Police say that the married father of two was heading toward a road three blocks away, and was carrying a gift bag. Authorities say that Schlegel did not have his keys, phone, or wallet when he left home.
Investigators are scouring the woods near Schlegel’s home to search for clues, and his family and friends say that they are are baffled by his mysterious disappearance.
Schlegel has worked for the CornerStone Talent Agency in Manhattan since 2002. His clients include Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), Daniel Sunjata (The Dark Knight Rises), and Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos).
Schlegel as a white male. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 165 lbs, and has blue eyes and gray hair. He has no claimed physical or mental health issues, according to police. He was last seen wearing a white collared shirt, light-colored shorts, and boat shoes.
Oradell Police Lieutenant Victor Egg told NJ.com that the facts surrounding the disappearance were “very strange” and “odd.”
Schlegel’s Facebook page is filled with smiling photos of him and his wife. The couple had just returned from a vacation in Scotland. A Facebook post that was dated just before noon on the day he went missing showed Schlegel kissing a photo on the wall.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (201) 260-0200.
If you are in search of a missing person, make sure to enter their information into the database of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Main photo: Mark Schlegel [Provided]