Jack Forest Thomas

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Above Images: Thomas, circa 2016

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 15, 2016 from Elmore County, Idaho
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 17, 1950
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Thomas had a mustache at the time of his disappearance, and his right knee was wrapped.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly a blue windbreaker, a purple long-sleeved shirt, high-top hiking boots, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap and a silver chain necklace with a silver ring. Carrying a gray Camelback backpack, an ice ax, and an orange and black SPOT Gen3 Tracker GPS location beacon.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Thomas was last seen hiking in Elmore County, Idaho at 11:50 a.m. on June 15, 2016. He was heading upstream, southbound, long the South Fork Payette River, between Fern Falls and Elk Lake, and just past Pitchfork Creek. He was supposed to return home on June 16, but he never did and has never been heard from again. His vehicle has been located, but there was no sign of Thomas. His case remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Elmore County Sheriff's Office
    208-587-2121

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    Source Information
    Idaho State Police
    KTVB
    The Idaho Statesman

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 11, 2017; casefile added.

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