Jesse Glen Pinegar

Above Images: Pinegar, circa 2008

  • Missing Since 03/24/2008
  • Missing From Kalalau Valley, Hawaii
  • Classification Lost/Injured Missing
  • Height and Weight 6'1 - 6'2, 170 - 185 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Pinegar has a tattoo of a Celtic tree of life on his right shoulder and a tattoo of a Celtic bear on the left side of his abdomen. A photo of the shoulder tattoo is posted below this case summary. Pinegar had a light beard at the time of his disappearance. He has previously fractured his arm and his ankle.

Details of Disappearance

Pinegar flew to Hawaii from his home in Orem, Utah for a vacation in January 2008. He hiked into the Kalalau Valley and set up a campsite five miles from the trailhead. He stayed in contact with his family by cellular phone. They last heard from him on March 24, 2008. He told them he was going to take one last hike before coming back home to attend a family event. He has never been seen again.

After his disappearance, another hiker found Pinegar's campsite abandoned with all his personal belongings, including his clothing, camping equipment and iPod. Only his wallet, cellular phone and backpack were missing. His case remains unsolved.

Above: Pinegar's tattoo

Investigating Agency

  • Kauai Police Department 808-241-1711 OR 808-241-1696

Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 30, 2016; four pictures added, details of disappearance updated.