Missing Persons



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The Scottsdale Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit investigates all cases of Missing Persons. It is the policy of the department to conduct thorough missing persons’ investigations in order to ascertain the possibility of a criminal act, and to quickly initiate searches to reduce the possibility of harm to the missing person(s).

How can you file a Missing Persons Report with the Scottsdale Police Department?

You can go to any Scottsdale Police station or make a telephonic report by calling our local non-emergency telephone number, 480-312-5000. Be prepared to give information on the missing person, including birth date or age, physical descriptions, and most importantly, any medical information. Police will need to know the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and the last location where the missing person had been seen or known to be at. Keep a list of known associates and telephone numbers of persons who know the missing person. You also can check with area hospitals, medical clinics, or adult detention centers to see if the missing person has been brought to one of these facilities. Local homeless shelter can also be contacted.

The investigation by police:

Because being a missing person is not a crime, police are given a very limited role while conducting these types of investigations. As a general rule, all people have a right to be left alone, and police intrusion into their lives must be minimal. However, in cases where "foul play" exists, police can investigate just like any other criminal act. Police can also investigate cases if they think the missing is "endangered" due to medical problems, or life-threatening situations.

Once the missing person is found by police, the department will notify the person who made the report. However, police cannot disclose the location or whereabouts of the missing person without that person's consent.

What should you do if the missing person calls or returns?

There is the strong possibility the missing person will return on his or her own or contact family and friends. If this occurs, you must notify the police as soon as possible. You can call the Scottsdale Police Department’s non-emergency telephone number at 480-312-5000.

Visitors to this site are urged to contact the Investigators at:

E-mail: coldcase@scottsdaleaz.gov

Phone: 480-312-COLD (2653)

Investigators welcome any and all information that is provided

You can also search:

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NamUs is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. NamUs

Douglas Mueller

Douglas Mueller Located

DR (Departmental Report) #: 77-03053
Missing Person: Douglas Mueller

Date of Birth: 1/5/1958

Description: 6’1”, 175 lbs, blue eyes, blonde hair

Last Seen: 3/15/1977 working at 7630 E McDowell

On March 15, 1977, Douglas Mueller failed to return home from his job at the Whiting Brothers station located at 7630 E McDowell.  Foul play is suspected.
Channel 3 news story on the Mueller case

Lee Roy Young

Young pic

DR #: 90-08582
Missing Person: Lee Roy Young

Date of Birth: 11/22/1933

Description: 6’1”, 206 lbs, brown eyes, gray hair

Last Seen: 5/4/90 at 4700 N. Scottsdale Rd

On May 4, 1990 at 12:30PM, Lee Roy Young was last seen at Coco’s restaurant on Scottsdale Rd. His vehicle was found burning the following morning in Oracle, AZ. Lee Roy Young was not found and is still missing. Foul play is suspected.


Lori Julian

Julian pic

DR #: 91-14018
Missing Person: Lori Julian

Date of Birth: 8/28/1959

Description: 5’9”, 150 lbs, blue eyes, blonde hair

Last Seen: July 16, 1991 at 8400 E McDowell

On 7/16/91, Lori Julian was last seen running errands at a 7/11 gas station at 8400 E McDowell. Julian was due home later that night but never returned. Lori had a known alcoholic dependency and would often disappear for days at a time. Lori was not found and is still missing.  Foul play is suspected.

Eleanor Su

Eleanor Su Located

DR #: 06-15511

Missing Person: Eleanor Su

Date of Birth: 1/12/1967

Description: Filipino descent, 5’5”, 115 lbs, black eyes, black hair

Last Seen: June 11, 2006 at Loving Manor located at 29192 N 76th St.

On 06/11/06 at approximately 2000 hours, Eleanor Su went missing from her place of employment of Loving Manor located at 29192 N. 76 Street. Eleanor was not found and is still missing. Foul play is suspected.  ELEANOR SU WAS LOCATED IN MARCH 2011.

Visitors to this site are urged to contact the Investigators at:


Phone: 480-312-COLD (2653)

Investigators welcome any and all information that is provided