Family searches for answers 22 years after 8-year-old vanishes from Clearwater

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Pasco County aunt is still waiting for answers after her nephew disappeared from a Clearwater apartment complex nearly 22 year...

September 20, 2022
6:04 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Pasco County aunt is still waiting for answers after her nephew disappeared from a Clearwater apartment complex nearly 22 years ago. On September 11, 2000, 8-year-old Zachary Bernhardt was reported missing from his apartment on Drew Street in the middle of the night. Clearwater Police said the case remains unsolved and detectives are committed to solving the case. Billie-Jo Jimenez, Zachary's aunt, said her nephew was creative and loved to decorate for Christmas."He was shy of course when he first met people, but it didn't take him long to warm up," she said.

Julie Salomone