Heng Yu Zhou
Zhou, approximately 2012
Date reported missing : 07/05/2012
Missing location (approx) :
Diamond Bar, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/07/1977 (43)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 160 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Zhou has a scar on his forehead. He wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Joe, and he may spell his name "Hengyu Zhou."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Zhou was last seen in Diamond Bar, California at 6:00 a.m. on July 5, 2012, when he left his home in the 21000 block of Cottonwood Lane to go to work. He never arrived and has never been heard from again. On July 15, his gray 2011 Cadillac SRX with the California license plate number 6NVB146 was found abandoned. Few details are available in his case.
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