Carl Herbert Landers

Above: Landers, circa 1999


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 22, 1999 from Siskiyou County, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 26, 1929
  • Age: 69 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Two or three layers of clothing, including a rust-colored coat, ski pants and hiking boots with crampons.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Landers was last seen near Lake Helen in Siskiyou County, California on May 22, 1999. He planned to climb Mount Shasta and was carrying a backpack full of food and water. He complained of feeling ill and left camp at 9:00 a.m., ahead of his two climbing partners, to get a head start. He has never been heard from again. Landers is an experienced hiker, mountain climber and distance runner, and was in good physical shape in 1999. An extensive search of the mountain turned up no sign of him.

    Landers lived in Orinda, California at the time of his disappearance, and had formerly served on the town's school board. 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
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    The Contra Costa Times


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 27, 2009; casefile added.

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