Yien Khaun Saechao
Saechao, approximately 2005; Saechao's shirt
Date reported missing : 07/03/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 08/29/1920 (100)
Age at the time of disappearance: 84 years old
Height / Weight : 4'10, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A green and black shirt over a green and black striped dress, a black fur hat, large hoop earrings and silver and gold bEthnicity : lets. A photo of the shirt is posted with this case summary.
Medical conditions : Saechao is a dependent adult and is considered to be at risk. She had been complaining of chest pains and blurred vision at the time of her disappearance. She may be suffering from dementia.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Asian female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Saechao's ears are pierced and all of her teeth are missing. Her middle name may be spelled "Khuan."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Saechao was last seen at 7:00 a.m. on July 3, 2005, when she left her home at Camelot Court and St. Marks Street in northwest Redding, California to go for a walk. She was reportedly heading eastbound on Lake Boulevard toward the railroad tracks. She never returned.
Saechao has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the area turned up no clues as to her whereabouts. She frequented the Shopko store and Raley's on Lake Boulevard, as well as the Community Gardens near Caldwell Park, in 2005.
The local weather at the time Saechao went missing was extremely hot, and she may have been vulnerable as a result. Her case remains unsolved.
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Redding Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Redding Record Searchlight
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