Brian Jack Deese

Above: Deese, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 29, 1996 from Lake Tahoe, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 25, 1954
  • Age: 42 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Deese has a large surgical scar on his right shoulder. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Deese has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He has a history of suicide attempts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Deese was last seen boating on Lake Tahoe, California on August 29, 1996. He rented the boat from a nearby location at 1:15 p.m. that day. The boat was discovered abandoned in 1000 feet of water at 8:00 p.m. An extensive search of the surrounding area produced no evidence as to Deese's whereabouts. He has never been heard from again.

    Deese was a resident of Plano, Texas and was visiting relatives in Lake Tahoe at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Placer County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Contra Costa Times


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 9, 2010; distinguishing characteristics, medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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