Carl Herbert Landers

Above: Landers, circa 1999

  • Missing Since 05/22/1999
  • Missing From Siskiyou County, California
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth 08/26/1929 (88)
  • Height and Weight 5'9, 150 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description Two or three layers of clothing, including a rust-colored coat, ski pants and hiking boots with crampons.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Landers was last seen near Lake Helen in Siskiyou County, California on May 22, 1999. He planned to climb Mount Shasta and was carrying a backpack full of food and water. He complained of feeling ill and left camp at 9:00 a.m., ahead of his two climbing partners, to get a head start. He has never been heard from again. Landers is an experienced hiker, mountain climber and distance runner, and was in good physical shape in 1999. An extensive search of the mountain turned up no sign of him.

Landers lived in Orinda, California at the time of his disappearance, and had formerly served on the town's school board. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department 530-841-2900

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated May 27, 2009; casefile added.