Dennis Paul Samstag

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Above Images: Samstag, circa 1994


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 7, 1994 from Needles, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 27, 1959
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Samstag had a mustache at the time of his disappearance. He has an eye disorder that causes his eyes to shift back and forth. He may wear eyeglasses. He has a large mole on the outside of his foot and a surgical scar on his abdomen.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue, yellow and white swimming trunks, a yellow metal bracelet and no shirt.
  • Medical Conditions: Samstag is a dependent adult. He is classified as disabled.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Samstag was last seen in Needles, California on July 7, 1994. He and a friend went down to the Colorado River. Both men had been drinking alcohol and Samstag's friend passed out while they were sitting on a boat ramp near Wetmore Beach. When his friend woke up, Samstag was gone. He has never been heard from again and a search of the river and its banks turned up no evidence as to his whereabouts. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 14, 2011; clothing/jewelry description updated.

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