Couple Reported Missing after Boat Found Abandoned

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Van and Chanta Chanpenxi


The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing couple.

A boat belonging to Van and Chantra Chanpenxi was found unattended by the Coast Guard near the Rio Vista Bridge Thursday.

Investigators say the Chanpenxis have not contacted or been seen by family since.

Van Chanpenxi, 64, is described as a Laotian man standing at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 155 pounds. He is bald, clean shaven and wears glasses.

Chantra Chanpenxi, 54, is described as a Laotian woman standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. She is known to have brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about the Chanpenxis’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department at (916) 874-5115.

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1 Comment

  • Tiffany Thao

    Please contact me at How can I get more info about the search for Chantra and her husband? Please email me with details. We all hope for their safe return and are willing to provide help in search for the both of them.

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