The Doe Network:
Case File 369DMCA


Sam Francis Tavakol
Missing since May 18, 1993 from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: December 25, 1974
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 150 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Iranian descent. Brown hair; hazel eyes.
  • Clothing: Blue shirt and blue Levis
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Tavakol had dinner at his mother's Northridge home and left after saying he was going to meet some friends. The teenager, who was due to start a job as a bank teller three days later, may have gone to meet with a man he gave money to.
His vehicle, a 1987 Nissan Sentra, was found abandoned three days later in the parking lot of a Ralphs Market in the 14000 block of Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.
Tavakol had lost most of a $60,000 inheritance in a suspicious business deal and is believed to have become a victim of foul play. He was a Pierce College student at the time.

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

Los Angeles Police Department
Missing Persons Unit

Agency Case Number: 93-0921239

NCIC Number: M647609796
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Daily News of Los Angeles
California Department of Justice
Los Angeles Police Department

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