Charles Sylvester Sanford

Above: Sanford, circa 1983


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 28, 1983 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: October 2, 1955
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'3, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. Sanford has a scar on his forehead.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sanford was last seen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 28, 1983. He was an accountant, but was unemployed at the time of his disappearance and lived with his parents. During this period, Sanford got daily phone calls from a strange woman. His family never met her and Sanford never told them her name; he only said that she was a nurse. The phone calls stopped after his disappearance.

    On December 28, Sanford's parents came home to find he was missing and his clothes and car were also gone. He may have been en route to Las Vegas, Nevada. He has never been heard from again. Three days after his disappearance, his car was found abandoned in Arizona.

    Sanford is missing under unclear circumstances. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Louisiana Repository for Unidentified and Missing People
    The Advocate


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 9, 2017; casefile added.

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