Oulay Vanh Thanavong

Above: Thanavong, circa 2016


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 2, 2016 from Fort Worth, Texas
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 10, 1975
  • Age: 41 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 125 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Thanavong's nickname is Bobby. He has the following tattoos: a burning rose or a torch on his left triceps, two stars on his left shoulder, a lotus flower on his upper left shoulder, a red star on his inner left forearm, a black star near his left elbow, and an angel on his right shoulder. He has a heart-shaped burn scar on his upper right shoulder and scars along his left forearm. Thanavong is originally from Thailand.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored shirt and cut-off denim shorts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Thanavong was last seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas on May 2, 2016. He was a Delta Airlines employee and was waiting on a standby flight to California to visit his mother, who was sick. Thanavong wasn't able to make the flight and got a ride home with an unknown individual. He did apparently arrive home, since the clothes he'd been wearing at the airport were later located at his residence. He has never been heard from again.

    Thanavong doesn't have a car and usually gets rides with friends. There was no evidence of foul play at his apartment and no evidence that he got a flight out of town. The circumstances of his disappearance are unclear.


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


    Source Information
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Crime Stoppers of Tarrant County


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 10, 2017; casefile added.

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