Brian Jack Deese
Deese, approximately 1996
Date reported missing : 08/29/1996
Missing location (approx) :
Lake Tahoe, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/25/1954 (67)
Age at the time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 170 pounds
Medical conditions : Deese has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He has a history of suicide attempts.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Deese has a large surgical scar on his right shoulder. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Deese was last seen boating on Lake Tahoe, California on August 29, 1996. He rented the boat from a nearby location at 1:15 p.m. that day. The boat was discovered abandoned in 1000 feet of water at 8:00 p.m.
An extensive search of the surrounding area produced no evidence as to Deese's whereabouts. He has never been heard from again.
Deese was a resident of Plano, Texas and was visiting relatives in Lake Tahoe at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved, but he is presumed drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Placer County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Contra Costa Times
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October 12, 2004. September 9, 2010; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Medical conditions : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.