Christopher Martin King

Above: King, circa 1974


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 2, 1974 from Rialto, California
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1950
  • Age: 24 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy blond hair, blue eyes. King wore eyeglasses with wide lenses and metal frames at the time of his disappearance. He wore his hair short or long depending on the climate. King has a birthmark on the left side of his abdomen.
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    Details of Disappearance

    King was last seen by his relatives between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. on August 2, 1974, in the vicinity of Route 10 and Route 395 in the Rialto/San Bernardino area of California. He boarded a bus bound for La Paz, Mexico. He is known to have crossed the border in the bus at Tijuana, but his whereabouts after that are unknown. King possibly planned to travel to Guadalajara, Mexico via Baja California, crossing to the mainland at La Paz by ferry. He would then have traveled southeast via Mexico City to Merida, then on to Isla Mujeres and Yucatan ruins. He has never been heard from again.

    King was carrying a red nylon backpack with a complete set of camping gear when he disappeared. He was equipped with summer clothing including sport shirts, jeans, cut-off jeans, colored t-shirts, Wallabee desert boots and low-quarter black sneakers. He lived in Hampton, Virginia in 1974. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 7, 2009; date of birth added, distinguishing characteristics updated.

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