Details of Disappearance Miranda was last seen in Porterville, California on the morning of July 13, 1992. He went out hiking by himself and never came back. Miranda had taken no supplies with him, as he only planned to be gone for a few hours. He was not reported missing for three days.
Searchers later found Miranda's 1984 Mazda pickup truck abandoned along Highway 190, near Angel Falls, California and east of Springville, California. There was no sign of him at the scene.
Investigators believe Miranda may have been killed over a drug deal, and buried in the desert near Barstow, California. The prime suspect in his death, who was also a person of interest in a Missouri murder, is now deceased and was never charged in Miranda's case. His disappearance remains unsolved.
- Porterville Police Department
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 4, 2019; clothing/jewelry description added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.