Peter Laan

Above: Laan, circa 1982


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: November 26, 1982 from Los Padres National Forest, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 26, 1961
  • Age: 20 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Laan has a dog bite scar on the left side of his upper lip.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A blue sweatshirt, a white sweater, a gray windbreaker, blue Levi's jeans, white socks, brown sneakers, and a digital watch with a black plastic band.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Laan was last seen on November 26, 1982. His father dropped him off at Toland Road at noon so he could go on a hiking trip in Los Padres National Forest in California. Laan never returned from the hike. He has never been heard from again. Investigators believe Laan became lost in the area. An extensive, eight-day search of the mountains turned up no signs of him. Few details are available in his case.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The Los Angeles Daily News


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 2, 2007; details of disappearance updated.

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