Details of Disappearance Kalaf was last seen on July 24, 1996 as he traveled from Tucson, Arizona to a drilling job site located between Tombstone and Gleason, Arizona. He was supposed to stay at the Adobe Lodge motel in Tombstone. He never arrived at his destination and has never been heard from again.
Kalaf's silver 1989 Dodge Ram pickup truck was discovered abandoned in October 1996, three months after he was last seen. The vehicle was stuck in a ravine in a rugged, mountainous area approximately 17 miles from his drilling job site.
Kalaf's personal belongings and uncashed employee paychecks were found inside the vehicle. Authorities found plastic flagging tape extending northeast from the vehicle and believe Kalaf was trying to mark his direction of travel. He apparently went towards the Dragoon Mountains, rather than in the direction of civilization. Eventually the flagging tape stopped appearing, and Kalaf was never located in spite of an extensive search.
Kalaf is described as being well-educated. His case remains unsolved.
- Cochise County Sheriff's Office
- Pima County Sheriff's Department
Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 13, 2018; middle name and two pictures added.