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Age-progressed depiction of missing person Shane Anest at age 32. (Pleasanton Police Department)

PLEASANTON -- Police have released an updated artist's rendering to reflect what Shane Anest, a Pleasanton man missing for nearly 10 years, may look like today.

Shane Anest was last seen by his roommate at the Archstone Apartment Complex at 5650 Owens Drive on Sept. 29, 2003 at 1 a.m., and was reported missing on Oct. 1, Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber said. Anest, who was 22 years old at the time, has not been seen or heard from since he walked away from his apartment early that morning.

Forensic artist Marie Rankin sketched a new rendering of what Anest may look like today, nearly 10 years after his disappearance, at age 32.

"This is our only active missing persons case," Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber said. "We started revisiting things we hadn't done, and the one thing we hadn't done is a composite sketch."

Investigators have developed few leads as to Anest's whereabouts over the past 10 years. At one point, Anest's mother thought she spotted a man that resembled her son at the mall, but police investigated the sighting and determined that man was not him.

"It looks like he just up and left," Schlehuber said. "And there's no evidence to (suggest) foul play."

In the days following his disappearance, investigators spoke to friends and family who said there had been no red flags, and no comments had been made about him wanting to leave, Schlehuber said. Anest's bank and credit accounts have not been touched since his disappearance, and all of his belongings were left intact in his bedroom.

Perhaps most suspiciously, Anest's car was found across the street from his home instead of at the apartment complex, in the parking lot of the old PeopleSoft campus, which now belongs to Oracle, Schlehuber said. Security footage from that parking lot yielded nothing for the police investigation.

According to Schlehuber, Anest had some run-ins with the law, but nothing that would merit running from his life. He was put on probation for a narcotics violation in 1999 after a search warrant was issued by Dublin police to look for drugs in his home, and was arrested on Aug. 29, 2003 for a DUI charge, Det. Michael Rossillon said. Anest did not arrive for his DUI court date Sept. 29 -- scheduled just hours after the last time he was seen leaving his apartment.

According to Rossillon, all warrants for Anest's arrest have been dropped, and he is not considered a wanted fugitive.

"He is not wanted on any criminal charges at all," Rossillon said. "We're just investigating where he is -- his family is obviously concerned."

Anest is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. Anest has a "Deck of Cards" tattoo on his chest, the letter "S" tattooed on his right shoulder and possibly another "S" between his left thumb and pointer finger, about 1/2 an inch tall. He may also have either or both of his names, "Shane" and "Anest," written in Old English script on his upper back or upper right arm.

The Pleasanton Police Department submitted familial DNA in March to the California Department of Justice Missing Persons Unit so it can be compared to any unidentified bodies within the state of California. In the meantime, the police department has received various hits on Anest's profile when a body is being identified, but none beyond his basic physical description.

"The one thing that is specific with him is the tattoos," Schlehuber said. "That's going to be the key."

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Shane Anest may contact the Pleasanton Police Department Investigations Unit at 925-931-5134.

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