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Case File 1083DMCO

Hein, circa 1982

Mitchell Todd Hein
Missing since February 1, 1983 from Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 31, 1960
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 23 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'0"; 170 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown/auburn naturally curly hair and when last seen it was bushy and unkempt. He also had a full beard when last seen; brown eyes.
  • Scars, Marks: Had major knee surgery and has a large scar on one of his knees.
  • Clothing: Last seen wearing tattered blue jeans, a flannel shirt and either tennis shoes or work boots.
  • Dentals: Available.
  • DNA: Available.
  • Aka: Mitch

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mitchell moved out his parent's house in Golden Colorado in 1980. He traveled extensively over the next three years working odd jobs such as rebuilding boats, a car mechanic and work in the oil fields. He was known to have been in Houston Texas, Galveston Texas, Clinton Oklahoma, Neosho Missouri and Indio California. Mitch would send his parents postcards and would visit once a year during the Christmas holidays.
In December 1982 Mitch came home to Colorado for a visit and abruptly left in January or February 1983 without saying goodbye to anyone. He was carrying his clothes and belongings in a black trash bag.
According to a friend, Mitch showed up in Clinton Oklahoma and then in early March 1983 he hitched a ride with the friend's father to California. When they stopped for the night in Indio California Mitch left the hotel room and has not been seen or heard from since.
Mitch may have been involved in drugs and was described by some friends as being anti-establishment. It was reported that Mitch had thrown away his driver's license, social security card and may have had no form of identification on him.

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

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Investigator Kathleen Battan

Agency Case Number: 86-8214

NCIC Number: M202456605
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
NamUs MP #11644

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