David Marchan

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Above Images: Marchan, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 1, 2001 from Des Moines, Iowa
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1982
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5 - 5'6, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Marchan has tattoos of hands on his chest, the word "dice" and the phrase "En memoria de mi jefecito". He is of Mexican descent. His left ear is pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Unknown, but he usually wears collared button-down shirts and Docker type pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marchan was last seen in Des Moines, Iowa on January 1, 2001. He reportedly fled to the Los Angeles, California area because he'd witnessed a murder and was afraid for his safety as a result. He has never been heard from again. California police are investigating Marchan's disappearance, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    California Department of Justice
    Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Iowa Cold Cases
    Facebook Page for David Marchan


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 1, 2015; two pictures added.

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