Duy Quang Phan puzzlement

The NCMEC just added a poster for the 1992 disappearance of Duy Quang Phan. Except they spell his middle name “Tuang.” The Polly Klaas Foundation has a page for him too. He was seventeen when he vanished.

I’m a little puzzled by this. Duy was swept out to sea while swimming at a California beach. An obvious drowning victim, but the NCMEC doesn’t usually post those. And they’ve got an age-progression for him too. (It says APed to age 45 but I think they really mean 35. He would be 34 right now if he is still alive.) Is there actual evidence that he might still be alive, I wonder? Or are his parents just deluded, or do they think his body might yet be recovered?

*scratches head*

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9 thoughts on “Duy Quang Phan puzzlement

  1. forthelost May 20, 2009 / 6:15 pm

    The third option seems most likely. No evidence for the first, and the second would make more sense if every listing for him as a missing person didn’t specifically say he was swept out to sea. And I know they say that in lots of postings for Jewel Strong, but the parents don’t go out of their way to mention it.

  2. Stef May 20, 2009 / 11:48 pm

    Off topic–but you did it!!! I went to “Updates” today and saw Fannie and Flossie Stuart ( I may have a name wrong, my apologies). Your internet investigative skills always amaze me. 🙂

    • Meaghan May 21, 2009 / 11:05 am

      Alas, I can’t really take credit. Meyanah of the Unsolved in the News blog found that article for me after she saw my wishlist.

  3. Aimee May 21, 2009 / 1:10 pm

    Not to nitpick, Stef (I lie, I am a born nitpicker) but it’s Fannie and Jessie. Fannie and Flossie sound like a pair of dairy cows.

    • Anthony May 21, 2009 / 10:50 pm

      Moooo! My third cousin, Clarice, had a milk cow named Flossie.

      • Aimee May 21, 2009 / 11:19 pm

        There’s just some names that just seem to go hand-in-hand with livestock of hte mooing variety: Flossie, Bossy, Bessie, Betsy, Daisy and Sukey. Just like Sasha seems your typical cat name (I’m guiltyof it myself, I did once name a cat Sasha) and Bailey is a dog’s name.

  4. Anne May 21, 2009 / 5:10 pm

    I remember the speculation about what happened to these girls when their cases were first added to Charley: abduction, they looked as if they were neglected, etc. After reading the article about their disappearance posted on Unsolved in the News, if seems to me as if their car went into a ravine/off a cliff and was never located. Large swaths of Humboldt County are remote, mountainous, coastal, forested and – in December/January at least – really foggy. I’ve driven up there, and I could easily see a car going off the road and not being located.

    The article said that their mother was “carrying.” I’m assuming that means she was pregnant. I wonder why only that one article has ever been located about them. I would imagine that a pregnant woman and her two toddler children disappearing would generate more than one newspaper story.

    • Anthony May 21, 2009 / 10:57 pm

      Humboldt County is also noted for its highly valuable marijuana crops and, therefore, for the “shoot first, ask questions later” guards protecting them from poachers and lawmen and, unfortunately, others who have happened upon them for whatever reasons.

  5. Pamela May 24, 2009 / 5:06 pm

    Does anyone else find it odd that a friend reported her missing? It says that Mary Stuart was living with her husband. You’d think that he would be the first one to inform authorities of his missing (and possibly pregnant) wife and their (or just her) two children.

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