Name: Eric Lee Franks
Last seen: March 21, 2011
Location: Saginaw, MI
Status: Still missing
Disappeared: Season 8, Ep. 9 “The One That Got Away”
Eric Lee Franks checked into the Miller Motel in Saginaw, Michigan in late 2010. He moved there from Ohio to reconnect with a former girlfriend after finding out that that he had a 15 year old daughter with her. He was there for approximately 5 months when he disappeared.
Eric checked out of the motel on March 21, 2011. His former girlfriend told police that she saw Eric that day removing belongings out of his motel room. The motel owner says he did not see Eric that day, but stated that he did see the former girlfriend removing items from Eric’s motel room.
Eric was reportedly last seen leaving the motel in his dark bronze 2001 Chevy Malibu sedan with Ohio license plate number EMH-4902.
At the time of his disappearance Eric was 38 years old, stood 6’1 tall and weighed approximately 175 lbs. Both of his ears were pierced, he wore complete dentures and part of his left big toe was amputated.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Eric Lee Franks please contact the Michigan State Police:
Michigan State Police
Detective Trooper Hilary House
Resources & Further Information
Find Eric Lee Franks – Facebook
Eric Franks – Websleuths Thread #1
Eric Franks – Websleuths Thread #2
Eric Franks – MibSAR
Eric Lee Franks – NamUS
Eric Lee Franks – The Charley Project
Eric Lee Franks – North American Missing Persons Network
Where is Eric L Franks? – Wixsite
Media & News
Eric Lee Franks: The One That Got Away – UnFound Podcast (3/17)
Witness in Mid-Michigan Missing Person Case Dies – ABC12 (9/16)
Eric Franks: Missing in Michigan – Already Gone Podcast (7/16)
The Missing Voice: When a Loved One Goes Missing – Podcast (5/16)
MissingNMurdered Blog Talk Radio – Podcast (2015)