Sean Kenneth Phelan

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Above Images: Phelan, circa 1981


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 1981 from Tustin, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 1960
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Phelan may use the last name Getty. He has a two-inch scar on his left finger, a one-inch scar near his left eye, and a scar on his left ankle which is two inches in diameter.
  • Medical Conditions: Phelan was upset over a divorce and other personal problems at the time of his 1981 disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Phelan was last seen when he checked out of the Six Pence Inn in Tustin, California on October 18, 1981. He has never been heard from again. Prior to his disappearance, Phelan had been known to hitchhike on the West Coast from southern California up to the state of Washington. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    Orange County Sheriff's Department


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 31, 2009; picture and medical conditions added, details of disappearance updated.

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