Dean Duane Bechtold

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Above Images: Bechtold, circa 1995


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 25, 1995 from Ainsworth, Nebraska
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 26, 1973
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue Dallas Cowboys jersey with elbow-length sleeves and gray lettering, size 32 or 34 button-fly Levi 501 jeans, tube socks with stripes at the top, and sneakers. Carrying a wallet.
  • Medical Conditions: Bechtold has a history of drug abuse.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Bechtold was last seen in Ainsworth, Nebraska on January 25, 1995, just prior to his departure to attend a wedding in Colorado. Two men in a blue and white 1979 pickup truck picked him up and headed west; he has never been heard from again. Bechtold has a history of involvement with weapons, and caution is advised when approaching him. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nebraska State Patrol
    Norfolk Station


    Source Information
    Nebraska State Patrol


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 23, 2014; middle name and clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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