Adrian Juan Planells

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Above Images: Planells, circa 1989


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 24, 1989 from Kenner, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: September 20, 1966
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Date of Birth: 5'4, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Planells's hair was long at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Planells was last seen at Luc Eddie's lounge (now called Westgate Tavern) in the 2700 block of Mississippi Avenue on September 24, 1989. He had gone to the lounge with friends. After having a couple of beers, he told his friends he was returning home. He was seen exiting the lounge, crossing the street, getting into his car and driving away. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.

    Planells's car, a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro with the Louisiana license plate number 816B554, disappeared with him and was never located; there's no evidence the vehicle was re-registered or sold. The vehicle is bluish-green with numerous rust spots. Planells left all his clothes behind and he hasn't taken any money from his bank account since his disappearance.

    Planells lived with his parents in the 3400 block of Florida Avenue when he went missing, and worked as a dishwasher at the Casa Garcia restaurant in the 8800 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard. He has never been arrested. Foul play is suspected in his case, which remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Kenner Police Department


    Source Information
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified & Missing People
    The Times-Picayune


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 16, 2017; clothing/jewelry description and details of disappearance updated.

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