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Dean Toshio Tanaka

Missing Person Case September 2021

Missing Person Case September 2021

Tanaka, approximately 1996; Tanaka's tattoo

Date reported missing : 09/13/1996

Missing location (approx) :
Woodland Hills, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 01/30/1961 (60)
Age at the time of disappearance: 35 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A denim shirt and blue jeans.
Medical conditions : Tanaka is schizophrenic and requires medication to regulate his condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Tanaka may have a mustache, beard or goatee. He is of Japanese descent and has tattoos on both of his arms. A photograph of one of his tattoos is posted with this case summary.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tanaka was last seen walking away from his residence in Woodland Hills, California on the afternoon of September 13, 1996. He has never been heard from again.
Tanaka was employed as a motorcycle mechanic at the time of his disappearance and may be still working in that field. He may be an unidentified "John Doe" patient in a hospital or nursing home. His case remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Los Angeles Police Department

September 2021 updates and sources

Los Angeles Police Department
California Attorney General's Office
The Los Angeles Daily News
The Doe Network

October 12, 2004. October 1, 2007; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.