Donald Stanton Beckstead
Beckstead, approximately 1992
Date reported missing : 01/01/1992
Missing location (approx) :
San Jose, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/31/1951 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 40 - 41 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9 - 5'11, 135 - 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gold ring on his left ring finger.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Beckstead's nicknames are Don and Donny. He has a horseshoe-shaped scar across the length of his neck, scars on both arms, and a diagonal surgical scar on his abdomen, and the following tattoos: a rose and the phrase "My wife, Sue" on his right wrist and a peacock on his left forearm. He had a red-tinted mustache at the time of his disappearance, and may have had a beard.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Beckstead was last seen in San Jose, California sometime in 1991. At the time of his disappearance, he was staying in a homeless camp on the bank of the Guadalupe River, near Curtner and Almaden. He had become homeless after he separated from his wife and developed problems with alcohol and drugs.
Beckstead has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
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Sacramento County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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