Unsolved Cases: Jacob Lipp Went Missing in December

The North Huntingdon man had a fight with his girlfriend in the Strip District, and then vanished.

Jacob "Jake" Lipp, 27, did what many young adults do on the weekend—head to Pittsburgh's Strip District for the night life.

He left his home in North Huntingdon Township. Westmoreland County, about 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and ended up with his girlfriend at the Static bar on Smallman Street. The couple left the bar and then had an argument in the early morning hours on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

The girlfriend drove off, leaving Jake in the parking lot. He walked in the opposite direction, back toward the bar. She circled the block and went back, but Jake was already gone. He was last seen at about 3 a.m. in the parking lot outside the McDonald's restaurant at 1630 Penn Ave. in the Strip District, about two blocks from where his girlfriend left him. Video surveillance showed him walking on foot.

Jake did not have his cell phone with him when he disappeared. There has been no activity on his bank cards.

He is a white with a fair complexion, 5-foot-6, about 160 pounds, with brown eyes and long, straight brown hair that he sometimes wears in dreadlocks. He has a chickenpox scar in the middle of his forehead. Jake was last seen wearing a black Grateful Dead T-shirt, jeans, handmade hemp necklace and a brown hoodie with cream-colored designs of squares and stripes.

His family made an emotional plea for his return on WPXI-TV after he did not come home for Christmas.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Division at 412-323-7141 or dial 911.

For more information about this and other missing person cases, visit Pennsylvania Missing PersonsNamUs or the Doe Network.


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