Farren Wade Stanberry
Stanberry, approximately 1980
Date reported missing : 05/01/1980
Missing location (approx) :
San Francisco, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/26/1961 (59)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 165 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Stanberry has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Stanberry's family resides in John Day, Oregon. On his eighteenth birthday on August 26, 1979, he told his loved ones he wanted to see the world. He began traveling around the country, calling home at least once a month to assure his family he was safe.
Stanberry's family last heard from him in May or June 1980, when he called them from San Francisco, California. He stated he was staying at the International Hotel with some other young men, and that he had lost his job and was short of money. Stanberry asked his mother for some money, but she refused to send him any. That same day, he called his grandmother and told her he loved her. His grandmother stated nothing seemed to be amiss during the conversation.
Stanberry never contacted his loved ones again. After several weeks, they got in touch with the hotel and discovered he had left abruptly, leaving his possessions behind and owing rent. His family stated this was uncharacteristic of Stanberry's behavior.
They believe he is deceased, but the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear. Oregon police are investigating.
Other information and links : ncy
John Day, Oregon Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
October 12, 2004. February 3, 2006; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map