Dat Tat Tran

Tran, circa 1997

  • Missing Since 03/31/1997
  • Missing From San Diego, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Asian
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'5, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes.

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

  • San Diego Police Department 619-531-2277

Source Information

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 2, 2011; casefile added.