Nguyet Minh Nguyen

Nguyen, circa 1998

  • Missing Since 11/09/1998
  • Missing From Seattle, Washington
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 11/23/1965 (53)
  • Age 32 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 110 - 120 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black dress, a black t-shirt with an attached white vest, a black leather coat or black blazer, black dress shoes, a diamond ring and a gold chain necklace with a cross pendant.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Nguyen uses the first name Anna. She may change the order of her names, as in "Nguyet Nguyen Minh" and/or "Minh Nguyen Nguyet," and may use the birth year 1968. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Nguyen was last seen after she dropped her fiance off in west Seattle, Washington on November 9, 1998. She has never been heard from again.

Two days later, her white 1996 Acura CL sedan with the Washington license plate number 855FDS was found at the Riverside Inn, a bar and casino in the 14000 block of Interurban Avenue south in Tukwila, Washington.

In the days after her disappearance, someone used Nguyen's debit card at cash machines at various Seafirst banks in the Seattle area. Authorities arrested Nguyen's ex-boyfriend in connection with the thefts. He had also been arrested for assaulting her in September 1998.

It's unclear whether the ex-boyfriend is a suspect in her disappearance, but Nguyen's fiance has been cleared of involvement.

Nguyen left behind a young daughter and an elderly mother, whom she lived with. She was employed as a hair stylist at the Hair Masters salon in Burien, Washington. Her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • King County Sheriff's Office 206-205-7810

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 15, 2012; picture and alternate weight added, clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.