George Lyman Carpenter

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Above Images: Carpenter, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 23, 2009 from San Luis Obispo, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 74 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, green eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light-colored shirt, jeans and black shoes.
  • Medical Conditions: Carpenter was experiencing mild symptoms of dementia at the time of his disappearance and sometimes got lost in familiar areas.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Carpenter was last seen at 2:00 p.m. in San Luis Obispo, California on December 23, 2009. He left to take his dog, a black Laborador named Scooter with a missing tail, to Laguna Lake Park. He never returned, and has never been heard from again. Carpenter was driving his gray 1989 Jeep Comanche with a camper shell, the California license plate number 3W27270, and a decal of a Darwin Fish with legs on the back. About a month after his disappearance, the Jeep was found near Fort Hunter Liggett and the dog was found near the town of Gorda in Monterey County, California. Extensive searches turned up no indication of Carpenter's whereabouts; his case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers
    KSBY 4


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 28, 2017; casefile added.

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