Brian Eric Carlstrom

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Above Images: Carlstrom, circa 1986


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 9, 1986 from Helendale, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 6, 1959
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 190 - 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Carlstrom may have a full beard. He wears prescription eyeglasses. Carlstrom has burn scars over 80 percent of his body, including on both of his arms, his upper torso and on the right side of his neck.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a light-colored shirt and denim pants.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carlstrom was in Helendale, California on August 9, 1986. He resided in Colton, California, but at the time of his disappearance he was staying with a friend at Silver Lakes near Helendale. He left his friend's home en route for Las Vegas, Nevada on the morning of August 9. There was a possible sighting of him at the Saddle West Casino in Pahrump that evening. He has never been heard from again.

    On September 14, more than a month after his disappearance, Carlstrom's maroon and white 1978 Ford F-150 pickup truck was found abandoned in a remote desert area twenty miles north of Pahrump. A photo of the vehicle is posted below this case summary. It appeared as if it had been at the location only a short time and several of Carlstrom's personal items were undisturbed inside it. There was no sign of him at the scene.

    Carlstrom was a principal in a multimillion-dollar personal injury lawsuit with a major corporation at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

    Above: Carlstrom's truck


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    California Department Of Justice
    Sacramento Office


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 30, 2010; three pictures and clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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