Peter Joseph Bonick

Above: Peter, circa 1970


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 22, 1970 from San Mateo, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 6, 1953
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue/green eyes. Peter's nickname is Pete. He has a chipped upper front tooth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A beige or yellow shirt and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Peter suffers from scoliosis; as a result, one of his shoulder blades is larger and/or higher than the other.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Peter disappeared from his residence in the vicinity of the 2000 block of Ginnever Street in San Mateo, California during the morning hours of February 22, 1970. He was later seen hitchhiking on State Route 92, possibly en route to Half Moon Bay, California. Two friends reported seeing him a month later at the Mayfair Market. He has never been heard from again. Peter was staying at a children's home and was on a weekend pass when he disappeared.

    Peter's friend, Richard Lamson, disappeared at the same time he did. Authorities believe they left together. Few details are available in their cases.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Mateo Police Department


    Source Information
    Missing in California
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 26, 2013; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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