Thomas James Carleton

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Above Images: Carleton, circa 1993


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 9, 1993 from Newcomb, New York
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Carleton's nickname is Tom. He wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A beige wool sweater, a maroon Gortex coat, navy Gortex pants over olive-green military pants, a red wool cap and hiking boots. Carrying a teal backpack.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carleton was last seen in Newcomb, New York on October 9, 1993. He left home residence at 6:00 a.m. for a three-day solo hike in the High Peaks area of the Adirondacks. He didn't take a tent or a camp stove; he planned to stay in lean-tos along the trail. Two hikers believe they shared a lean-to on Indian Pass Trail with Carleton on the day of his disappearance. He told them he was going up Indian Pass. This is the last sign of Carleton; he has never been heard from again. It was raining on the day he vanished and that night it started snowing.

    Carleton worked as a psychologist at the state prison in Auburn at the time of his disappearance. He lived with his wife and young daughter in Skaneateles. His case is unsolved and he is presumed to have gotten lost in the wilderness.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police


    Source Information
    The Syracuse Post-Standard


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 20, 2011; casefile added.

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