Breck McDowell Phelps

Above: Phelps, circa 2016


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 2016 from Tuolumne County, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 175 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Phelps was last seen in Tuolumne County, California on October 2, 2016. He went on a fishing trip on the Stanislaus River that day and apparently never returned to shore. A friend later found his 2007 Nissan Versa parked along Highway 108, about a quarter of a mile from Donnell Vista Point, near a trail Phelps had used before when he went fishing. An extensive search of the water turned up no sign of him and he has never been heard from again. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office
    My Motherlode
    The Modesto Bee


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 16, 2017; casefile added.

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