Clark Toshiro Handa

Left and Center: Clark circa, 1984

Right: Age Progressed to age 33


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: August 23, 1984

Missing From: Fairfield, Solano County, California

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Date Of Birth: December 5, 1980

Age: 3 years old

Height and Weight: 3’2″ and 35 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Biracial Male; Clark is Asian and Caucasian, Black hair, Brown eyes, Clark is of Japanese descent and goes by his middle name Toshiro or his nickname “Tosho”, some agencies list his middle name as being Toshino, Clark was known to suck on his thumb when he was upset at the time of his disappearance

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brown striped long-sleeved two tone pullover top and was wearing red pajamas pants

NCMEC Number: 603351


Details of Disappearance

Clark Handa was abducted from his home in Fairfield, California on August 23rd 1984. An unidentified intruder broke into the Handa residence located on Magellan Road in the evening hours and took Clark from his ground floor bedroom where he was sleeping.

He was discovered as missing the next morning when his mother went in his room and noticed that the window next to his bed was wide open and the child gone. A ransom note which demanded $25,000 in exchange for his safe return. The note instructed the family to meet the alleged abductors at a rendezvous point.

Clark’s family complied with what the letter said and went to the specified location but the abductors never showed up and Clark was never seen or heard from again. Authorities called the fact that Clark was a target for ransom as strange because his family was not wealthy at the time of the abduction. This made it very odd for a random abduction. The person remained unidentified.

In April of 2016, a family friend of the Handa family known as Michael Anthony Blas Fejarang was charged with Clark’s kidnapping and murder. Michael was 23 years old when Clark’s abduction took place. He was sentenced to 26 years to life imprisonment for 4 felony child molestation cases from 1981, 2001, and 2002.

Authorities believe that Fejarang was not the only one involved with the murder. They suspect that another man and a woman who have not been publicly identified were also involved in Clark’s abduction and murder. They believe they got the idea to abduct Clark and were under the influence of drugs at the time.

When Fejarang took Clark from his bedroom, he said that Clark recognized him and asked “Why are you doing this to me?” Handa was blindfolded and sedated and taken to a house in Vacaville, California where the three killed him. Michael cannot remember where he buried Clark. His body has not been recovered.

While the kidnapping charge was dropped, Fejarang plead no contest to 1st degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. This added to his sentence for the child molestation cases. The woman who helped kill Clark is deceased and the man cannot be located at this time.

At the time of his disappearance, Clark lived with his family in a modest house and was the youngest of 9 children. His father and mother had three children together and his mother had 6 from a previous marriage. Clark shared his room with 5 other people. His parents had separated the month before his disappearance.

Clark’s abduction remains unsolved. His father and uncle are still know to live in Fairfield. Foul play is suspected.


Investigating Agency

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

Fairfield City Police Department 707-428-7374


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

NamUs

Santa Cruz Sentinel 08/28/1984