Angela Lynn Chan

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Above Images: Chan, circa 1989

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 27, 1989 from Redmond, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 11, 1970
  • Age: 19 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'2, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Chan has a tattoo of a rose or orchid on her left ankle and a tattoo of a circle with an arrow on her left shoulder. She has a scar on her chin and her ears are pierced at least two times each. Her nickname is Angie and she may use the last name Carlstrom.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A pink t-shirt with a Hot Tuna logo, blue jeans and white sneakers. A photo of the logo is posted below this case summary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Chan was last seen by her husband of two years, Bruce Chan, when he dropped her off at their home in the 1500 block of southwest Lava Avenue in Redmond, Oregon on the morning of March 27, 1989. They had been trap shooting together. After he dropped her off, Bruce returned to his station at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California, where he served at a lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

    Two days later, on March 29, Angela's family members reported her missing. Her yellow Datsun B-210 was found that same day in a pullout along Highway 126 near the Cline Falls Bridge, west of Redmond. It was still operable and had fuel in the tank, but the passenger window had been smashed in with a rock. Angela's shoes and purse were inside the vehicle. Angela has never been heard from again.

    Bruce and Angela were separated in 1989; he was at Camp Pendleton, and she had moved back in with her mother in Redmond and was seeing another man. She told her mother she wanted a divorce and was going to tell Bruce when she saw him on the day she vanished. In spite of the problems in her marriage, her family stated she was happy and planned to move forward with her life. Authorities believe Bruce may have been involved in her disappearance, but there is no evidence to support this theory besides the circumstances. He now lives in Arizona.

    Although authorities initially believed she'd left of her own accord, Angela is now considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances. Foul play is suspected in her case, which remains unsolved.

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    Above: Hot Tuna logo

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office
    541-388-6655

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    Source Information
    Bend.com
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The Bend Bulletin
    NamUs
    KTVZ

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    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 16, 2011; picture added.

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