Dennis Paul Samstag

Samstag, circa 1994

  • Missing Since 07/07/1994
  • Missing From Needles, California
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 12/27/1959 (60)
  • Age 34 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Blue, yellow and white swimming trunks, a yellow metal bracelet and no shirt.
  • Medical Conditions Samstag is a dependent adult. He is classified as disabled.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Samstag had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has an eye disorder that causes his eyes to shift back and forth. He may wear eyeglasses. He has a large mole on the outside of his foot and a surgical scar on his abdomen.

Details of Disappearance

Samstag was last seen in Needles, California on July 7, 1994. He and a friend went down to the Colorado River. Both men had been drinking alcohol and Samstag's friend passed out while they were sitting on a boat ramp near Wetmore Beach.

When his friend woke up, Samstag was gone. He has never been heard from again and a search of the river and its banks turned up no evidence as to his whereabouts. Few details are available in his case.

Investigating Agency

  • San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department 909-387-3690

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated June 14, 2011; clothing/jewelry description updated.