Dennis Paul Samstag
Samstag, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 07/07/1994
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/27/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Blue, yellow and white swimming trunks, a yellow metal bEthnicity : let and no shirt.
Medical conditions : Samstag is a dependent adult. He is classified as disabled.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Samstag had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has an eye disorder that causes his eyes to shift back and forth. He may wear eyeglasses. He has a large mole on the outside of his foot and a surgical scar on his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Samstag was last seen in Needles, California on July 7, 1994. He and a friend went down to the Colorado River. Both men had been drinking alcohol and Samstag's friend passed out while they were sitting on a boat ramp near Wetmore Beach.
When his friend woke up, Samstag was gone. He has never been heard from again and a search of the river and its banks turned up no evidence as to his whereabouts. Few details are available in his case.
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San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Doe Network
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October 12, 2004. June 14, 2011; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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