Updated: Jul 29, 2022
Eric Pyles got off the bus after a typical day. Instead of walking home he walked to Jonestown Bible Church. He was seen by a church worker and it assumed he was going to use the bathroom. That was the last time he was seen. The worker left later that night and saw footprints headed to the woods. Bloodhounds confirmed his scent to the woods as well. Did a rough home life contribute to him walking off or did his bad habits of running away and hitch hiking lead to his demise?
ERIC WAYNE PYLES
Birth: 2/20/1988 - Death: Unknown
Ethnicity: Caucasian - Sex: Male
Height: 4'8" - Weight: 98 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde (collar length) - Eye Color: Brown
Other: He was wearing a gray sweatshirt with an image of a deer imprinted on the front,
light blue jeans, black sneakers, and a blue flannel jacket.
He also had his Washington Redskins backpack with him at the time of his disappearance.
He had a scar near the right side of his waistline
Hometown: Jonestown, PA - Lebanon County (originally from Virginia)
Crime Scene: Unknown
Last Known Location Alive: Jonestown Bible Church
Injury Description: Unknown
Suspect Description: Unknown
Additional Information: On December 12th, 2000 Eric was finished with school and had just gotten off of his bus. He got off near the intersection of US Route 22 & PA Route 72. The last person to see him was a secretary working at Jonestown Bible Church at approximately 2:30PM. It is believed that he went there to use the church bathroom. That night she was locking up the church and noticed footprints she assumed were his.
If you have any information regarding this case please call the PA state police at 717-865-2194.