Fan, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 08/08/2004
Missing location (approx) :
New Haven, Connecticut
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/21/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 31 years old
Height / Weight : 5'4, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a Catholic medal.
Medical conditions : Fan has bipolar disorder and other medical problems, and may be in need of medical attention.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Fan's left kneecap was injured at the time of his disappearance. His nickname is Andy and some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies give his name as "Andre." He was born in China.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fan was last seen in the early morning hours of August 8, 2004 at his residence at Bella Vista Apartments, an independent living facility in the vicinity of the 300 block of Eastern Street in New Haven, Connecticut. He has never been heard from again.
All of Fan's personal belongings, including his keys, money, passport and other identification, were left behind. Since he was last seen, he hasn't used his bank account or ATM card or written any checks. He normally used a bicycle for transportation, and received services from Continuum of Care of New Haven, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health care.
Fan regularly spoke to his mother, who lived in China, on the phone. He also kept in regular touch with his sister in San Francisco, California; he last spoke to her on the phone a few days before his disappearance and she says the conversation was normal.
He had lived in New Haven since 1998 and had spoken about wanting to return to China, but authorities stated there's no evidence that he went back there. The staff at the independent living facility said he didn't seem troubled or despondent before his disappearance, and police have said that although he suffered from mental illness, there's no evidence of suicide. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
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September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. October 13, 2016; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.