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    CA - Patrick 'Shawn' Betz, 11, Upland, 20 January 1988


    Missing Since: January 20, 1988 from Upland, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: June 21, 1976
    Age: 11 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'7, 90 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. Betz has a skin discoloration on his lower left jawbone, near his chin. He goes by his middle name, Shawn.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gray shirt, gray pants and white shoes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Betz disappeared from his hometown of Upland, California on January 20, 1988. He told his mother that he was going with a friend to a basketball game at Upland High School. There was a basketball game that evening, but it was being played in Chino, California, not in Upland.

    Betz and his friend went to The Pizza Chalet on Foothill Boulevard and Euclid Avenue in Upland at 9:00 p.m. They had visited the establishment earlier that day as well. He and his friend played video games there and then Betz left to walk home. A witness saw him leave with an unidentified adolescent male. Betz's parents waited up all night for him to come home. They reported him missing early the next morning.

    The Pizza Chalet moved to another location after Betz's disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

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

    909-946-7624


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    Shawn Betz - Tara Calico Connection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dearmont View Post
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    What the heck is that picture of the child with the taped mouth from? How horrifying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitana1 View Post
    What the heck is that picture of the child with the taped mouth from? How horrifying.
    More on this photo can be found on the Tara Calico thread here:
    Tara Calico and the Photographs - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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    Quote Originally Posted by dearmont View Post
    More on this photo can be found on the Tara Calico thread here:
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    I looked it up on the web and I was horrified. It is seriously one of the worst cases for me, on Websleuths. To actually see children suffering like that is not something I can stomach. I just don't see how the case has not been solved yet. Horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    The ears are wrong for the older UID found in Florida, I think. Shawn does look a lot like the child with the tape on his mouth, except that child looks younger than 11 to me.

    Distrubing pictures, but necessary. Who is Tara Calico?

    Salem
    I have to agree the boy with the tape on his mouth looks younger then 11 to me.

    Is there anything new on this case?
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    The ears are wrong for the older UID found in Florida, I think. Shawn does look a lot like the child with the tape on his mouth, except that child looks younger than 11 to me.

    Distrubing pictures, but necessary. Who is Tara Calico?

    Salem


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    Bumping for Patrick.


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