Patrick Shawn Betz

1 AP
Left: Patrick, circa 1988;
Right: Age-progression to age 38 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 20, 1988 from Upland, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 21, 1976
  • Age: 11 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'7, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Patrick has a skin discoloration on his lower left jawbone, near his chin. He goes by his middle name, Shawn.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt, gray pants and white shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Patrick disappeared from his hometown of Upland, California on January 20, 1988. He told his mother that he was going with a friend to a basketball game at Upland High School. There was a basketball game that evening, but it was being played in Chino, California, not in Upland.

    Patrick and his friend went to The Pizza Chalet on Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue in Upland at 9:00 p.m. They had visited the establishment earlier that day as well. He and his friend played video games there and then Patrick left to walk home. A witness saw him leave with an unidentified adolescent male. Patrick's parents waited up all night for him to come home, but he never arrived. They reported him missing early the next morning.

    The Pizza Chalet moved to another location after Patrick's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    Upland Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 13, 2014; age-progression updated.

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