North American Missing Persons Network
Michael Franz

Above Image: Franz, circa 1998

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 23, 1998 from Orange County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 9, 1940
  • Age: 58
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears eyeglasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Mentally handicapped.
  • Clothing: White t-shirt, brown pants, red baseball cap, shoes.
  • Case Number: 98-35331

  • Details of Disappearance
    Franz was a resident of the La Paz Geropsychiatric Center in Los Angeles. On July 23, 1998, while on a field trip at the Orange County Fair with other residents of the facility, Franz became separated and lost from his group. A search of the area was conducted with negative results.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Department
    Investigator C. Edes
    (714) 647-7046

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Orange County Sheriff's Department