Dale Eugene Kelley

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Above Images: Kelley, circa 1981

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 20, 1981 from Carmichael, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 15, 1960
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Kelley has a scar on his left knee. He was clean-shaven at the time of his disappearance and had never worn facial hair.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow tank top, a medium-sized shirt, Brittania jeans and white high-top Converse sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Kelley was last seen at his home in Carmichael, California on May 20, 1981. That morning, he said he would drive to Los Angeles, California to visit his girlfriend. He called his girlfriend at 8:00 a.m., but it's unclear what time he actually left the house. He never arrived at his girlfriend's and has never been heard from again. His orange 1976 Toyota Celica with the California license plate number 598TIH was discovered abandoned in New Orleans, Louisiana shortly after he vanished. Kelley's case remains unsolved. His disappearance has been ruled as suspicious and foul play is suspected.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
    916-874-5467

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 29, 2012; details of disappearance updated.

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