Brian James Ranken

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Above Images: Ranken, circa 1991


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 18, 1991 from South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 11, 1959
  • Age: 32 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Ranken has a tattoo of a skeleton paddling a kayak on the left side of his back. One of his front teeth is capped. He has previously broken his hip and he may have a small scar on his left arm. Some agencies spell his last name "Rankin."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black jeans, a brown leather waist-length jacket, black boots, a gold pinky ring with one small diamond, and a gold nugget ring with three diamonds.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ranken was last seen driving his car in South Lake Tahoe, California on October 18, 1991. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    South Lake Tahoe Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 27, 2015; three pictures added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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