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5074DMME - Siphat Chau


Name: Siphat Chau
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: December 24, 2005
Location Last Seen: Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

Physical Description

Date of Birth: July 5, 1986
Age: 19 years old
Race: Asian/Vietnamese
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown


Dentals: Unavailable
Fingerprints: Unavailable
DNA: Unavailable

Clothing & Personal Items

Clothing: A red sweatshirt, blue jeans, and possibly a black coat and a beanie hat.
Jewelry: Unknown
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Disappearance

Chau was last seen in Portland, ME on December 24, 2005. He was visiting his family for the Christmas holidays at the time. He was last seen on the couch at his family's residence shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve. Later that morning , his loved ones discovered he was missing.

He left behind his wallet, car and car keys. Chau had been an honors student at Portland High School, and after graduating he enrolled in the University of Maine at Orono on a partial scholarship. He majored in business. He had not registered for spring semester classes, however. He had financial problems due to internet gambling, and his family asked him to come home to be closer to them.

Chau's loved ones stated he did not often discuss his personal problems with them, but it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. They fear for his safety.

Investigating Agency(s)

Agency Name: Portland Police Department
Agency Contact Person: N/A
Agency Phone Number: 207-874-8575
Agency E-Mail: Unknown
Agency Case Number: Unknown

NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: N/A

Information Source(s)

North American Missing Persons Network
Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Site
Bangor Daily News

Admin Notes

Added: 2/12/2017; Last Updated: 2/12/2017

Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team

** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

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