Sam Francis Tavakol
North American Missing Persons Network
Sam Francis Tavakol

Above Images: Tavakol

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 18, 1993 from Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 18
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: A birthmark the shape of a bean
    on his ankle or buttock.
  • Clothing: Navy blue t-shirt, blue Levis, blue tennis shoes.
  • Case Number: 93-0921239

  • Details of Disappearance
    Tavakol had dinner at his mother's Northridge home and left after saying he was going to meet some friends. The teenager, who was due to start a job as a bank teller three days later, may have gone to meet with a man he gave money to.

    His vehicle, a 1987 Nissan Sentra, was found abandoned three days later in the parking lot of a Ralphs Market in the 14000 block of Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.

    Tavakol had lost most of a $60,000 inheritance in a suspicious business deal and is believed to have become a victim of foul play. He was a Pierce College student at the time.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department

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