Boaz Zino had lived all over the world, from New York City to Israel to Oklahoma. What brought him to Oklahoma was basic training at Ft. Sill. After struggling with some mental health issues and hospitalizations, leaving college, and living with relatives, Boaz, who went by Bo, decided to join the military. He enlisted on November 30th, 1998. He did not tell recruiters about his mental health issues or that he had been presribed Risperdal and Zyprexa.

A few weeks later Bo spoke to his family on the phone. He sounded well and told them he was going to visit relatives in Oakland, California on Christmas leave from basic training at Ft. Sill. When the bus arrived in Oakland, however, Bo told two other soldiers that he was going to San Francisco instead. Some weeks later the U.S. Army contacted Bo’s family to tell them that Bo had never returned for active duty.

In 2001, Bo’s mother hired a private investigator to look for her son. The P.I. believed that Bo was homeless in the Oakland and Berkeley areas. His mother has searched for him in San Francisco, as well. Bo has been missing for over 20 years.

Bo was 23 years old at the time of his disappearance. He was 5’10 and 170 lbs in 1999. He has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He wore glasses.

Please call the Lawton Police Department with any information you may have on Bo’s whereabouts at 580.581.3270.

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