North American Missing Persons Network
David Ronnal Provost

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Above Images: Provost , circa 2002

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 21, 2002 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 14, 1982
  • Age: 20
  • Height: 5'8"-5'9"
  • Weight: 160-165 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on right knee.
    Dental x-rays are available.
  • NCIC Number: M-832613049
  • Case Number: 02-057081A

  • Details of Disappearance
    Provost was employed as a civilian merchant seaman on the USNS Bold during August 2002. The ship docked in San Diego, California and Provost told people he was going south to Tijuana, Mexico. He never returned to the Bold. His family originally thought he left voluntarily, but they now suspect that he was the victim of a kidnap/robbery in either San Diego or Tijuana. His ship set sail without him. He was not reported missing until August 23, two days after his disappearance.

    David's ATM card had been used in Tijuana for excessive amounts of cash withdrawal, until the account was frozen by his family. His driver's license was mailed to his grandparents, who raised him from childhood. Also, a receipt was found with David's name forged on it from a cheap hotel in Tijuana.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Diego Police Department
    (619) 531-2844

    Source Information
    California Dept. Of Justice
    Child Protection Education of America
    The Salt Lake Tribune
    St. Petersburg Times