Dennis Frank Svoboda

Above: Svoboda, circa 1996


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 21, 1996 from Longview, Washington
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date Of Birth: October 15, 1948
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 160 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Svoboda had a close-cropped beard and mustache at the time of his disappearance. He wears eyeglasses. The tip of his left middle finger and half of his left index finger are missing.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan coat, blue jeans and work boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Svoboda was last seen fishing with another man, Larry G. Mansur, on the Columbia River in Longview, Washington on January 21, 1996. Both men vanished along with their boat, a red and white fifteen-foot Slickcraft runabout WN6776MD with the hull identification number C70021. On June 9, Mansur's body was found in the river near Willow Grove Park in Longview, about two miles downstream from where he and Svoboda were last seen. Svoboda and the boat were never located. He is presumed to have died in a fishing accident.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    Cowlitz County Sheriff's Department
    Washington State Missing Persons Search


    Updated 1 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 16, 2016; casefile added.

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