Patrick Shawn Betz

Left: Patrick circa, 1988

Right: Age Progressed to age 42


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: January 20, 1988

Missing From: Upland, San Bernardino County, California

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: June 21, 1976

Age: 11 years old

Height and Weight: 4’7″ and 90 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Green eyes, Patrick has a skin discoloration located on the lower left portion of his jawbone near his chin, he might use the nickname “Shawn”

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt, gray pants, and white shoes

NCMEC Number: 706544


Details of Disappearance

Patrick was last seen in Upland, California on January 20th 1988. He told his mother that he and a friend were going to a basketball game in the local area at the Upland High School. It was later found, however, that there was no basketball game in Upland but rather in Chino, California.

Patrick went to The Pizza Chalet with his friend at 9:00 pm. It was located on Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. They had also been to the restaurant earlier in the day. They played video games there and then Patrick left to go home. He was seen leaving with an unidentified juvenile male. Patrick never arrived home and was never seen or heard from again.

Patrick’s parents waited all night for him to return and filed a missing child report early the next morning.

Patrick’s disappearance remains unsolved.


Investigating Agency

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

Upland Police Department 909-946-7624


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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