Michael Dean Stephenson

Above: Stephenson, circa 1992
(four years prior to his disappearance)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 1996 from Ventura County, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 30, 1952
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'5, 290 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Medical Conditions: Stephenson was suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Stephenson was last seen sometime during July 1996. He went camping in the area of Nettle Springs and Apache Canyon in the upper Ojai area of Ventura County, California and never returned. His vehicle was later found parked near his camping place. An extensive search of the area turned up no indications of Stephenson's whereabouts. His case remains unsolved.

    At the time he went missing, Stephenson was employed at the Turning Point Foundation in Ventura, California. Turning Point Foundation is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated towards assisting individuals with mental illness.


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


    Source Information
    Ventura County Police Department


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 13, 2007; casefile added.

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