Mitchell Todd Hein

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Above Images: Hein, circa 1983


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1, 1983 from Golden, Colorado
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1960
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Hein's hair is naturally curly; it was bushy and unkempt at the time of his disappearance, and he had a full beard. Hein has a large surgical scar on his knee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A flannel shirt, tattered jeans, and work boots or sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Hein moved out his parents' Golden, Colorado home in 1980. For the next three years he traveled extensively and worked odd jobs, including rebuilding boats, working in oil fields and repairing cars. He was known to have visited Houston, Texas; Galveston, Texas; Clinton, Oklahoma; Neosho, Missouri; and Indio; California. Hein kept in touch with his family by postcard, and would visit his parents during the Christmas holidays every year.

    In December 1982, Hein visited Colorado again, but left abruptly in January or February 1983 without saying goodbye to anyone. He was carrying his clothing and belongings in a black garbage bag when he left. According to one of his friends, Hein went to Clinton, Oklahoma. In early March 1983 he hitched a ride to California with his friend's father. They stopped to spend the night in Indio, California and that night, Hein left the hotel room and never returned. He has never been heard from again.

    Hein is described as "anti-establishment" and may have been involved with drugs in 1983. He reportedly threw away his Social Security card and driver's license and may have no identification with him. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear. Some agencies state he disappeared in 1986.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 13, 2006; date of disappearance corrected, picture and clothing description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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