Marchan, approximately 2001
Date reported missing : 01/01/2001
Missing location (approx) :
Des Moines, Iowa
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/11/1982 (38)
Age at the time of disappearance: 18 years old
Height / Weight : 5'5 - 5'6, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Unknown, but he usually wears collared button-down shirts and Docker type pants.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Hispanic male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Marchan has tattoos of hands on his chest, the word "dice" and the phrase "En memoria de mi jefecito". He is of Mexican descent. His left ear is pierced.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Marchan was last seen in Des Moines, Iowa on January 1, 2001. He reportedly fled to the Los Angeles, California area because he'd witnessed a murder and was afraid for his safety as a result. He has never been heard from again.
California police are investigating Marchan's disappearance, which remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
California Department of Justice
Missing and Unidentified Persons Unit
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
Iowa Cold Cases
Facebook pageheader for David Marchan
October 12, 2004. July 1, 2015; two pictures added.
Interactive Missing Person Search Map