(DNA available, fingerprints available elsewhere, no dentals)

Date Of Birth: November 26, 1973
Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'8"; 160 lbs.
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; hazel eyes. Receding hairline. Brittle bones.

Marks, Scars: Tattoo of "Born Wild" on left forearm. "FTW" on arm (unknown if left or right). Unfinished Tattoo at time of disappearance of "MO" (would have been MONICA if completed after disappearance). Scar near right shoulder.

Clothing: Blue Dallas Cowboys elbow length jersey type shirt with gray lettering, 501 Button fly Levi jeans (approx size 32-34 waist. Tube socks with stripes on top and Tennis shoes. Wallet.

Circumstances of Disappearance:
Bechtold was last seen on January 25, 1995 in Norfolk, NE, prior to departing Ainsworth, NE, to attend a wedding in Colorado.

He was picked up by two men in a 1979 Ford Pickup Truck. They headed west in the Pickup and Dean has not been heard from since. It's unknown if Dean arrived in Colorado or if he attended the wedding.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Nebraska State Patrol


According to the NamUs pictures he also left behind a 3 year old daughter. So sad.