Helmut Ernst Altmann

Above: Altmann, circa 1984


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 30, 1984 from Beverly Hills, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 3, 1953
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'2, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Altmann has a protruding lower jaw and a receding hairline.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Altmann is an Austrian national. He traveled to Los Angeles, California in October 1984 to invest in real estate. Altmann checked into the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on October 26. He told the hotel officials he planned to check out on October 31. He was due to return to Austria on November 2.

    Altmann was last seen in his hotel room on October 30. He is believed to have gone sightseeing in the Big Sur area that day. He was driving a white 1984 Chevrolet Camaro with the California license plates number 1JDK196. The car, which he had rented from Budget Rent-a-Car, has not been recovered.

    Altmann's wife reported him as a missing person on November 6, 1984, a week after he was last seen. Hotel workers checked his room at this time and found his passport, clothing, money, and return plane ticket undisturbed. Altmann has never been heard from again. He is believed to be missing under suspicious circumstances.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Beverly Hills Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    City of Beverly Hills


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 28, 2004.

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