Jason Anthony Franks
Franks, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 08/09/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/19/1980 (41)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 153 - 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A heavy gold chain necklace.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue/hazel eyes. Franks may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He has one partial upper front tooth. Franks has a cross and black dots tattooed on his right hand and a skull tattoo and an unfinished tattoo of a demon on his right shoulder. His nickname is J (may be spelled "Jay"). He has scars on his nose and he has previously fractured his left arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Franks was last seen camping near the Klamath, California / Chiloquin, Oregon area on August 9, 2001. His friends left him alone at the campsite while they went to town. When they returned, Franks was gone. He has never been heard from again.
The circumstances surrounding Franks's disappearance are unclear and authorities stated many people connected with the case hadn't cooperated with the investigation. He was a resident of Alturas, California in 2001. Both California and Oregon police are investigating his case.
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Klamath County, Oregon Sheriff's Office
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October 12, 2004. January 5, 2014; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.