Dennis Paul Samstag

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Above Images: Samstag, circa 1994

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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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
    909-387-3690

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    NamUs

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

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

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