Charles Bryan Gay
Gay, approximately 2000
Date reported missing : 09/26/2000
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 08/14/1962 (58)
Age at the time of disappearance: 38 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Gay may have a mustache, beard or a goatee. He goes by his middle name, Bryan.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gay was last seen in a hostel in Skagway, Alaska at 9:30 a.m. on September 26, 2000. He said he was going to go on a day hike to Upper Dewey Lake, 2.8 miles away, to look for rocks. He was supposed to check out of the hostel and take the ferry to British Columbia at 11:oo p.m., but he never did. Gay left all his belongings behind at the hostel and has never been heard from again. A search began for him the following morning, but no evidence relating to his whereabouts was discovered. He is not believed to have carried any overnight camping gear.
The last tEthnicity : of Gay's whereabouts was located in an old cabin at the top of Upper Dewey Lake, straight up the mountain, about five kilometers from the nearest villAge at the time of disappearance: . The cabin had a sign-in book and there was a signature from Gay: "Great day, great hike, but this goddamn pen ran out of ink. Bryan G." The signature wasn't discovered until a year after he disappeared.
Gay resided in Montrose, British Columbia, Canada in 2000 and was employed as a geologist; he had just finished his third summerfor Archer Cathro and Associates at a job in Whitehorse, Yukon. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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