Dale Eugene Kelley
Kelley, approximately 1981
Date reported missing : 05/20/1981
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/15/1960 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A yellow tank top, a medium-sized shirt, Brittania jeans and white high-top Converse sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Kelley has a scar on his left knee. He was clean-shaven at the time of his disappearance and had never worn facial hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kelley was last seen at his home in Carmichael, California on May 20, 1981. That morning, he said he would drive to Los Angeles, California to visit his girlfriend. He called his girlfriend at 8:00 a.m., but it's unclear what time he actually left the house. He never arrived at his girlfriend's and has never been heard from again.
His orange 1976 Toyota Celica with the California license plate number 598TIH was discovered abandoned in New Orleans, Louisiana shortly after he vanished. Kelley's case remains unsolved. His disappearance has been ruled as suspicious and foul play is suspected.
Other information and links : ncy
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. May 29, 2012; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.