Dong Chull Jung

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Above: Dong, circa 2003

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 22, 2003 from Lakewood, Washington
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 6, 1925
  • Age: 78 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Dong wears eyeglasses, but he did not have them with him when he vanished.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Dong was last seen at the Golden Lion Motel in the 9000 block of South Tacoma Way in Lakewood, Washington on November 22, 2003. Witnesses overheard a disturbance in his room and called police. When they arrived, they found Dong's eyeglasses in the room and a pool of blood on the floor, but there was no sign of him. He has never been heard from again.

    Foul play is suspected in Dong's case. He was granted a temporary domestic violence protection order against Paul C. Jung the week before his disappearance, and Hae Sung Jung got temporary protection orders against Dong in June 2003 and in the week before he vanished. Dong's relationship with the two individuals is unclear. He was reportedly having marital problems at the time of his disappearance and may have also become estranged from his adult son.

    Dong's case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers
    253-591-5959

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    Source Information
    Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers
    Komo 1000 News
    Washington State Missing Persons

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 15, 2008; middle name and date of birth added.

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