Thomas Patrick McLaughlin

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Above Images: McLaughlin, circa 2005


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 29, 2005 from San Diego, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: June 20, 1952
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'0 - 6'1, 148 - 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. McLaughlin wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A gold polo shirt.
  • Medical Conditions: McLaughlin suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
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    Details of Disappearance

    McLaughlin was last seen in San Diego, California on May 29, 2005. He had moved into a board and care facility there just six days earlier, then suddenly left without notifying anyone. According to his brother, prior to his disappearance McLaughlin had displayed a preoccupation with religious matters and the end of the world, and had been behaving erratically. He has never been heard from again.

    On June 3, McLaughlin's car was towed from a location in northern San Diego County, where it had been parked for the last three days. The vehicle, a blue 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe with the California license plate number 5CDH056, contained folded blankets and towels and approximately eight rolls of toilet paper. There was an odor of smoke present, but the ashtray was clean and no cigarettes could be found. McLaughlin's wallet and keys were missing.

    Little information is available as to McLaughlin's fate. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated November 27, 2010; middle name, two pictures, alternate height and weight, and medical conditions added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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