Dean Leslie French
French, approximately 2013; French's arm tattoos
Date reported missing : 07/18/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Painted Post, New York
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 5'3 - 5'9, 235 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A shirt, baggy jeans, sneakers and possibly a silver cross on a silver chain.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. French had a goatee at the time of his disappearance. He has the following tattoos: an eagle on his right shoulder, a skull on his left shoulder, tribal symbols on his right forearm, a scorpion and the phrase "Death Before Dishonor" on his neck, the phrase "Lay Down" on his left arm and the phrase "Lay Down" on his right arm. Photos of his arm tattoos are posted with this case summary.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : French was last seen at a Denny's restaurant in Painted Post, New York on July 18, 2013. He left in a tan Chevrolet sedan with two friends and has never been heard from again. His cellular phone hasn't been used since his disappearance and there hasn't been any activity on his Facebook account.
French was a known drug user at the time of his disappearance and had recently been released from a New York state prison. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Steuben County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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