Richard Mark Linse
Linse, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 09/23/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/27/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 55 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An orange t-shirt, blue jeans and a red baseball cap with the "AXNER" on the front.
Medical conditions : Linse has a history of alcohol abuse and of driving while intoxicated. He is a Type II diabetic, but was not taking medication for his condition when he went missing. He was depressed over his health and personal problems at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Graying black hair, green eyes. Linse may use the last name Linsey or Lindsey. He has a thick mustache lighter in color than his scalp hair, and he is balding. He has a surgical scar on his back and his left ring finger is bent. Linse wears prescription eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Linse was last seen at the Showboat Lounge in Redding, California at 1:00 a.m. on September 23, 2007. He left on foot and never arrived home. He has never been heard from again. He left all his personal belongings behind, as well as his dog.
Linse may have attempted to travel to the Portland, Oregon area to visit his estranged wife. His driver's license was under suspension at the time of his disappearance and his car has been towed, so he may be traveling by air or by public transportation. He has a pilot's license, but does not own any aircraft. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Redding Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Redding Police Department
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