The Doe Network:
Case File 173DMCA

1 Age-Progression
Left: Owens, circa 1983; Right: Age-progressed image of Owens at age 24 (circa 2002)

Mitchell Deon Owens
Missing since February 3, 1983 from Menlo Park, San Mateo County, California
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: November 21, 1978
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 4 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3' 0" - 91 cm, 40 lbs - 18 kg
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Black male. Black hair; brown eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Owens has a scar on the upper portion of his nose. He also has a surgical scar on the left rib area of his chest and and a lazy right eye.
  • Dentals: Not available

Circumstances of Disappearance
An unidentified person broke into the Owens' family home in Menlo Park, California on February 3, 1983. The intruder attempted to strangle Ona Owens, Mitchell's mother, with a telephone cord and she lost consciousness. She was also savagely beaten. When Ona awoke, her son was missing. Mitchell has never been seen again and the intruder has never been identified.
Ona received telephone calls for several years from an unidentified man who threatened to take her other two sons; the man's identity remains a mystery and it is not known if he was connected to Mitchell's abduction.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Menlo Park Police Department

All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number:

NCMEC #: NCMC601850

NCIC Number:
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Source Information:
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The San Jose Mercury News
California Department of Justice

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