Christopher Martin King
King, approximately 1974
Date reported missing : 08/02/1974
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/28/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 150 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue eyes. King wore eyeglasses with wide lenses and metal frames at the time of his disappearance. He wore his hair short or long depending on the climate. King has a birthmark on the left side of his abdomen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : King was last seen by his relatives between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on August 2, 1974, in the vicinity of Route 10 and Route 395 in the Rialto/San Bernardino area of California. He boarded a bus bound for La Paz, Mexico. He is known to have crossed the border in the bus at Tijuana, but his whereabouts after that are unknown.
King possibly planned to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico via Baja California, crossing to the mainland at La Paz by ferry. He would have then traveled southeast via Mexico City to Merida, then on to Isla Mujeres and Yucatan ruins. He has never been heard from again.
King was carrying a red nylon backpack with a complete set of camping gear when he disappeared. He was equipped with summer clothing including sport shirts, jeans, cut-off jeans, colored t-shirts, Wallabee desert boots and low-quarter black sneakers. He lived in Hampton, Virginia in 1974. His case remains unsolved
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Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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