Duy Quang Phan
Duy, approximately 1992; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 35 (approximately 2009)
Date reported missing : 04/17/1992
Missing location (approx) :
Half Moon Bay, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/19/1974 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 17 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'4, 115 - 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Black swimming trunks.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Asian male. Black hair, black eyes. Some Age at the time of disappearance: ncies spell Duy's middle name "Tuang." He is of Vietnamese descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Duy was last seen in Half Moon Bay, California on April 17, 1992. He left his San Jose, California residence with friends that morning to go swimming at Bean Hollow State Beach near Pigeon Point. He was caught in an undertow and swept out to sea at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Authorities did an extensive search of the ocean, but turned up no sign of Duy. He is presumed drowned but continues to be classified as a missing person.
Other information and links : ncy
San Mateo Police Department
San Jose Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
The San Jose Mercury News
The Polly Klaas Foundation
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