Since then, Frank's identity has been stolen to provide a cover for his erstwhile friend Hiram, who also appropriated Frank's truck.
The Chen family then reported Frank Chen missing to The Sheriff's Secret Police in what is known to be 2019.
The Estate of Franklin Chen vs the City of Night Vale
Following the investigated missing persons case, and the subsequent murder case, the Chen family filed suit against Hiram McDaniels for the murder of Frank Chen, and against the city of Night Vale and the Sheriff’s Secret Police for negligence in the investigation.
The court ruled in favor of the family of Frank Chen, and the family was awarded the life of Frank Chen, to be produced within one year. The Sheriff's Secret Police attempted to meet these demands by cloning Frank Chen, but this was ruled insufficient. There are currently five Frank Chen clones extant in the world: one in Maine, one in Los Angeles, one in Kansas City, one in Nelson, New Zealand, and one remained in Night Vale under the name Neal Lu.
Several months after the Chen clones were dismissed as insufficient, Sheriff Sam presented the court one living Frank Chen. This Frank Chen was the same man who was previously found murdered, but was pulled from time before the attack. This was accepted as meeting the court's demands, however by removing Frank from his car, time was disrupted. As such, Judge Keaton asked the Sheriff to send Frank back.
Frank fled across time trying to escape the Sheriff and his death.
- Episode 2 "Glow Cloud"
- Episode 43 "Visitor"
- Episode 64 "WE MUST GIVE PRAISE"
- Episode 65 "Voicemail"
- Episode 66 "worms..."
- Episode 69 "Fashion Week"
- Episode 70B "Review"
- Episode 152 "The Great Golden Hand": Cecil says that he has a New Jersey driver's license.
- Episode 157 "The Promise of Time": The Chen family file a lawsuit against the city of Night Vale for negligence in investigating his disappearance.
- Episode 161 "The Space Race"
- Episode 173 "The Hundred Year Play"
- Episode 177 "Bloody Laws, Bloody Claws: The Murder of Frank Chen"
- Episode 186 "The Many Lives of Frank Chen"
- Episode 191 "The Many, Many Lives of Frank Chen"