George James LaForest Jr.

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Above Images: LaForest, circa 2006


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 21, 2006 from Indian Lake, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1961
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. LaForest was a heavy smoker in 2006; he smoked approximately two packs of Winston cigarettes a day. He has a scar on the top of his right hand and a mole on his back, and he has previously broken his lower right leg.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A dark-colored shirt, blue jeans and dark brown work boots.
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    Details of Disappearance

    LaForest was last seen on April 21, 2006 in the vicinity of Indian Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York. He has never been heard from again. He was reported missing on April 25 after he did not report to work and missed a scheduled meeting.

    LaForest's truck was found in the parking area by the Cedar River, which is popular with swimmers and fishermen, after his disappearance. He is an avid outdoorsman and was very familiar with the area. LaForest's cellular phone, his wallet and credit cards, his debit card, several packs of cigarettes and a partially used can of worms was found inside his vehicle. An extensive search of the surrounding terrain turned up no indications of his whereabouts, however.

    At the time of his disappearance, LaForest resided in Stillwater, New York. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    North American Missing Persons Network
    New York State Federation of Search and Rescue
    WNBZ AM 1240
    The National Center for Missing Adults
    MySpace Page for George LaForest
    Project Jason


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 27, 2009; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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