Farren Wade Stanberry

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Above Images: Stanberry, circa 1980

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May or June 1980 from San Francisco, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 26, 1961
  • Age: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Stanberry has an appendectomy scar on his abdomen.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stanberry's family resides in John Day, Oregon. On his eighteenth birthday on August 26, 1979, he told his loved ones he wanted to see the world. He began traveling around the country, calling home at least once a month to assure his family he was safe.

    Stanberry's family last heard from him in May or June 1980, when he called them from San Francisco, California. He stated he was staying at the International Hotel with some other young men, and that he had lost his job and was short of money. Stanberry asked his mother for some money, but she refused to send him any. That same day, he called his grandmother and told her he loved her. His grandmother stated nothing seemed to be amiss during the conversation.

    Stanberry never contacted his loved ones again. After several weeks, they got in touch with the hotel and discovered he had left abruptly, leaving his possessions behind and owing rent. His family stated this was uncharacteristic of Stanberry's behavior. They believe he is deceased, but the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are unclear. Oregon police are investigating.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    John Day, Oregon Police Department
    541-575-0030

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Oregonian

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated February 3, 2006; details of disappearance updated.

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