Michael Franz

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Above: Franz, circa 1998

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 23, 1998 from Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 9, 1940
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Franz wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, brown pants, a red baseball cap, and shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Franz is mentally handicapped. He is a dependent adult.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Franz was last seen at the Orange County Fair in Orange County, California on July 23, 1998. He was a resident of the La Paz Geropsychiatric Center in Los Angeles, California and was at the fair on a field trip with other residents. Franz became separated from the group sometime during the day. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Department
    714-647-7000

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Orange County Sheriff's Department

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 14, 2006; medical conditions, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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