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Case File 539DMCA


Helmut Ernst Altmann
Missing since October 30, 1984 from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 3, 1953
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'2; 180 lbs
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; green eyes. He is from Austria.
  • Marks, Scars: Altmann has a protruding lower jaw and a receding hairline. Mark on left buttock.
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Helmut Altmann, an Austrian national, came to the Los Angeles area to invest in California real estate and checked into the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 26, 1984.
Indicating an October 31, 1984 checkout date and a scheduled return to Austria on November 2, 1984, Altmann was last seen in his hotel room on October 30, 1984.
On November 6, 1984, after he was reported missing by his wife, Altmann's hotel room was checked; his clothing, money, passport and return airline ticket to Germany were found in the room.
It is believed that Altmann was driving a rented car and was sightseeing in the Big Sur area of California on October 30, 1984.
Altmann's rented car is still outstanding. It is a 1984 Chevrolet Camaro, white in color with California vehicle license Number 1JDK196 (vehicle owned by Budget Rent-A-Car).
Foul play is suspected.

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Source Information:
California Department of Justice
City of Beverly Hills

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