Michael Bruce Gove

Above: Gove, circa 1988


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 5, 1988 from Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 3, 1947
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Gove may have a mustache. He wears contact lenses. Gove's nickname is Mike.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A plaid shirt, blue jeans and white Reebok sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Gove was addicted to cocaine at the time of his 1988 disappearance. He also smoked marijuana.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Gove was last seen at the Sunset Beach casino in Orange County, California on September 5, 1988. He disappeared under suspicious circumstances and has never been heard from again. His case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 20, 2005; details of disappearance updated.

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