Michael Franz

Above: Franz, circa 1998


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 23, 1998 from Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: January 9, 1940
  • Age: 58 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Franz wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, brown pants, a red baseball cap, and shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Franz is mentally disabled. He is a dependent adult.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Franz was last seen at the Orange County Fair in Orange County, California on July 23, 1998. He was a resident of the La Paz Geropsychiatric Center in Los Angeles, California and was at the fair on a field trip with other residents. Franz became separated from the group sometime during the day. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Orange County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 14, 2006; medical conditions, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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