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: 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.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Los Angeles County Sheriffs Office 562-465-7816