Dat Tat Tran

Above: Tran, circa 1997


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 31, 1997 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'5, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Tran was a student at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) in 1997. He told his landlady he was going on vacation up north for spring break. He rented a car in San Diego and, on March 31, rented another car from the Budget car rental agency in Washington state. Tran did not return this second vehicle to the rental agency and it was reported stolen. He has never been heard from again. On July 22, the car was found abandoned in a hotel parking lot in Washington. It had been there for three or four months.

    The circumstances of Tran's disappearance are unclear. His family and friends haven't heard from him since 1997. San Diego police are investigating.


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


    Source Information


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 2, 2011; casefile added.

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