Clark Toshiro Handa

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Clark, circa 1984;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 33 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 23, 1984 from Fairfield, California
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: December 5, 1980
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2 - 3'4, 35 - 40 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Asian/Caucasian) male. Black hair, brown eyes. Clark is of Japanese descent. He goes by his middle name, Toshiro, or the nickname Tosho. Some agencies spell his middle name "Toshino." He sucked his thumb when he was upset at the time of his 1984 disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved two-tone brown-striped pullover top and red pajama pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    An unidentified intruder broke into the Handa family's residence on Magellan Road in west Fairfield, California during the evening of August 23, 1984. The suspect abducted Clark from his ground-floor bedroom where the child was asleep. He shared the room with five other family members. When Clark's mother went in the next morning, she found the window by Clark's bunk bed wide open and her son missing. A ransom note was left on Clark's bed, instructing his family to meet the kidnappers at a rendezvous point and exchange an undisclosed sum of money for the child. Clark's loved ones complied with the note's demands, but the kidnappers never showed up at the meeting spot and Clark has never been heard from again.

    In April 2016, Michael Anthony Blas Fejarang was charged with Clark's abduction and murder. A photo of Fejarang is posted below this case summary. He is currently serving a 26-year prison sentence for four felony child molestation cases from 1981, 2001 and 2002. Fejarang was a friend of the Handa family, lived in Fairfield and was 23 years old in 1984. Authorities believe more than one person was responsible for Clark's kidnapping and murder, but so far Fejarang has been the only one charged.

    Clark is the youngest of nine children; his parents have three children together and his mother had six from a previous relationship. His parents had separated about a month before his disappearance. His father and uncle still live in Fairfield. Clark's family is not wealthy and his mother's home was modest, which makes him an unusual target for a ransom abduction. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

    Fejarang
    Above: Michael Fejarang

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fairfield City Police Department
    707-428-7374

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    National Missing Children's Organization
    The Doe Network
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    California Attorney General's Office
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    NewsLibrary
    The Times-Herald
    Unsolved in the News
    The Sacramento Bee
    KCRA
    The Daily Republic

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 27, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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