Paul David Sanders

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Top Row and Bottom Three From Left: Paul, circa 2001;
Bottom Far Right: Age-progression to age 27 (circa 2011)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 12, 2001 from Mesa, Arizona
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 25, 1984
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 145 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial (Caucasian/Hispanic) male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Paul may use the last names Brewer, Hernandez and/or Paul-Brewer. He has a tattoo of the name "Hernandez" in the center of his back.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A medium blue t-shirt with the word "Billabong" across the front, dark-colored denim shorts and white K-Swiss shoes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Paul got into an argument with his parents at their home left his home in the 3800 block of East Carol Circle in Mesa, Arizona on the evening of August 11, 2001. That night or early the next morning, he left home driving his father's silver Chevrolet pickup truck. On August 12, he visited his grandmother in Globe, Arizona. He was last seen after he left her home.

    On August 14, Paul's father's truck was involved in a high-speed chase with a police officer in Tucson, Arizona. Authorities were unable to catch the driver and they don't know if Paul was driving the truck or not. The next morning, the vehicle was found abandoned on the side of a steep hill in a remote area in the Sierra Catalina Mountains.

    Paul was a student at Globe High School in 2001. He enjoyed playing football and basketball, and his favorite band was Guns n' Roses. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Mesa Police Department
    480-644-2211

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    MySpace Page for Paul Sanders
    Facebook Page for Paul Sanders
    NamUs
    The Arizona Republic

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 22, 2013; details of disappearance updated.

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