Yien Khaun Saechao

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Above: Saechao, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 3, 2005 from Redding, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 29, 1920
  • Age: 84 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'10, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Graying black hair, brown eyes. Saechao's ears are pierced and all of her teeth are missing. Her middle name may be spelled "Khuan."
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A green and black shirt over a green and black striped dress, a black fur hat, large hoop earrings and silver and gold bracelets. A photo of the shirt is posted below this case summary.
  • Medical Conditions: Saechao is a dependent adult and is considered to be at risk. She had been complaining of chest pains and blurred vision at the time of her disappearance. She may be suffering from dementia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Saechao was last seen at 7:00 a.m. on July 3, 2005, when she left her home at Camelot Court and St. Marks Street in northwest Redding, California to go for a walk. She was reportedly heading eastbound on Lake Boulevard toward the railroad tracks. She never returned.

    Saechao has never been heard from again and an extensive search of the area turned up no clues as to her whereabouts. She frequented the Shopko store and Raley's on Lake Boulevard, as well as the Community Gardens near Caldwell Park, in 2005. The local weather at the time she went missing was extremely hot, and she may have been vulnerable as a result. Her case remains unsolved.

    Above: Saechao's shirt


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



    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Redding Record Searchlight
    Redding Police Department


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 11, 2007; medical conditions and details of disappearance updated.

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