Sauta, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 05/16/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Trinity County, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/28/1988 (33)
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 230 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Pacific Islander male. Black hair, brown eyes. Sauta has the following tattoos: an eagle on his left forearm, the word "Family" and four lines of script writing on the left side of his chest, a lion on his right shoulder, and an unknown tattoo on his left ribcAge at the time of disappearance: .
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Sauta was last seen on May 16, 2017. He disappeared with three other men: Dan Nguyen, Johnson Nguyen and Tony Sysavanh. Dan and Johnson are not related. Dan is Sauta's brother-in-law, and Johnson and Sysavanh were mutual friends. They left Orange County in southern California on May 15, driving a rented silver 2015 Jeep Cherokee with the California license plate number 7UGP903.
They were en route to northern California, but the reason for the trip is unclear; they were going to pick something up from a friend, look for agricultural work or look at a property to purchase.
Sauta called his wife on May 16 and said they'd arrived at their destination. According to phone records and witness statements, they were in the Barry Creek area at the time. The men's cellular phones were used in the Stockton, California area on May 18 and May 19. Their last known location was in Trinity County, California, and that county's police are investigating their cases.
The missing men's vehicle has not been recovered. Foul play is suspected in their cases, which remain unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Trinity County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
KRCR News Channel 7
Facebook pageheader for the Missing Men
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