North American Missing Persons Network
Phoulivay Thetsombandith

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 18, 1991 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: September 7, 1970
  • Age: 38 years
  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 115 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Asian/Laotian
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 09024076A

  • Details of Disappearance
    Phouvilay was a Laotian citizen who was in San Diego visiting with relatives and trying to learn English. He was taken at gunpoint and murdered by Percyval Dryden, who was convicted of the crime and is now an inmate at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. Dryden has said that he did not know where the body was, but boasted that the body was buried "where they will never find it". Phouvilay's family in Laos are hoping that remains will someday be recovered so they can lay him to rest as their Buddhist tradition requires.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Diego Police Department
    (619) 531-2845

    Source Information
    CA DOJ