Michael Ray Askren

Left and Center: Michael circa, 1981

Right: Age Progressed to age 50


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 6, 1981

Missing From: Rosemead, Los Angeles County, California

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: August 4, 1964

Age: 17 years old

Height and Weight: 5’7″ and 145 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Michael has acne facial scars, his left ear is pierced and has a half an inch scar, he has a scar from a hernia operation, his left elbow is bowed due to a prior break, Michael may use the nickname “Mike”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt with cut off sleeves, turquoise colored pants, and sneakers with ink markings

NCMEC Number: 600150


Details of Disappearance

Michael Askren was last seen in Rosemead, California on August 6th 1981. He was last seen at his home he shared with his grandparents, he left the home at 6:00 pm to go for a ride with a friend. The friend later stated that he dropped Michael off at his home but he never arrived home.

He vanished two days after his 17th birthday. He has never been seen or heard from again. Authorities have stated that Michael is missing under suspicious circumstances. They believe Michael was the victim of a homicide.

At the time of his disappearance, Michael was living with his grandparents since his parents were separated at the time. Michael’s mother and younger brother lived in an apartment nearby.

Michael left behind all of his clothing that he purchased for the upcoming school year and all his other belongings were left behind. The only thing he had with him was $30 in cash. Investigators do not believe that he ran away even though this was the original assumption.

His case remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office 562-465-7816


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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