Steven Lee York
York, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 09/01/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Santa Barbara, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/31/1964 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6, 165 pounds
Medical conditions : York has an unspecified medical condition and requires medication to treat it. He is a dependent adult.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. York's nicknames is Black Steven and he may use the last name Prady. He is missing his bottom right tooth and has a tattoo of a spiderweb on the upper left part of his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : York was last seen in the vicinity of the 4400 block of Calle Real in Santa Barbara, California on September 1, 2001. He has never been heard from again and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unknown. Few details are available in York's case.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Barbara Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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California Attorney General's Office
October 12, 2004. May 12, 2011; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Medical conditions : updated.
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