North American Missing Persons Network
 
Shailesh Raghuveer Prabhu

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Above Images: Prabhu, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 14, 1999 from San Jose, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 16, 1970
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Other
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shailesh may have a moustache.
    He has a scar on his left arm. Shailesh wears eyeglasses with black frames.
  • Medical Conditions: Shailesh was depressed at the time of his 1999
    disappearance and was taking medication to regulate his condition. He may
    suffer from memory loss if he neglects to take his prescription as required.
  • Clothing: Blue t-shirt, black pants
  • Jewelry: A gold chain with three lockets, a gold ring with nine jewels on
    his right hand and a gold ring with imbedded diamonds on his left hand.
  • Case Number: 99-258-0040
  • Dentals Available: Yes


  • Details of Disappearance
    Shailesh was employed as a software engineer at Inprise Corporation in Scotts Valley, California. He married his wife, Shilpa, in their native country of India in an arranged ceremony in February 1999. The couple returned to San Jose, California two weeks after their wedding. Shilpa said that Shailesh appeared to be in good spirits during the morning hours of September 14, 1999. He ate his normal cereal breakfast and suggested that they visit their temple during the evening. Shailesh was last seen at his office later in the day. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, black pants, a gold chain with three lockets, a gold ring with nine jewels on his right hand and a gold ring with imbedded diamonds on his left hand. Shilpa reported her husband as a missing person and contacted Shailesh's brother in Colorado. They discovered Shailesh's abandoned vehicle at the North Vista point of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge at approximately 4:30 p.m. on September 17, 1999, three days after his disappearance. His wallet and credit cards were located on the front seat of the car. There was no sign of Shailesh at the scene. Shilpa returned to India in February 2000 to rejoin her family in her husband's absence. She received reports of numerous unconfirmed sightings of Shailesh prior to her departure from the United States.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Jose Police Department
    408-277-4786


    Source Information
    California Dept. Of Justice
    National Center for Missing Adults