David Barclay Miller
Miller, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 05/19/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/06/1975 (46)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A t-shirt, shorts and black hiking boots. Carrying a forest-green Gregory backpack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue/gray eyes. Miller wears glasses or contact lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Miller was last seen leaving for a two-and-a-half-day hiking trip in Sedona, Arizona on May 19, 1998. He is an experienced hiker and was employed by the Sedona Forest Service at the time he went missing.
Miller never returned from his trip and has not been seen again. His vehicle was found abandoned at the Vultee Arch Trail. He is believed to have become lost or injured in the area, possibly by falling on slippery terrain, but his body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. April 18, 2019; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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