Michael William Grimm

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Above: Grimm, circa 2000

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 23, 2000 from Palm Springs, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 6, 1967
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 175 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, light blue eyes. Grimm's head was shaved at the time of his disappearance. The tip of his left thumb was severed and had to be surgically reattached; there is a scar there as a result.
  • Medical Conditions: Grimm has a history of substance abuse. He was clean for several years after going through a rehabilitation program, but relapsed shortly before his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Grimm was last seen in Palm Springs, California on November 23, 2000. He has never been heard from again. He has links to West Hollywood, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California. He has ties to Miami, Florida and to Houston, Texas, well; he grew up in those areas and in southern California. Both California and Texas police are investigating his disappearance.

    In January 2001, Grimm's family received an anonymous telephone call; the caller stated that Grimm had been shot to death shortly after his disappearance. This information has not been confirmed, but investigators consider his disappearance suspicious and foul play is possible in Grimm's case. His case remains unsolved and is being investigated as a homicide.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Springs Police Department
    760-323-8111

    OR
    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
    323-890-5500

    OR
    Houston Police Department
    713-308-3616

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    Outpost for Hope
    IN Magazine
    California Attorney General's Office
    LA County Murders

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 3, 2005; hair color and law enforcement contact added.

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