Jered Ryan Stefansky

Stefansky, circa 2020; Tattoo on Stefansky's back; 2019 Nissan Versa

  • Missing Since 06/19/2020
  • Missing From Redding, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 01/27/1994 (27)
  • Age 26 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'7, 135 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A loose-fitting beige tank top, dark gray shorts, Crocs shoes and a beaded bracelet OR a t-shirt, shorts and brown leather Vans shoes.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Black hair, green eyes. Stefansky's head was shaved at the time of his disappearance, and he had a full beard. He wears eyeglasses. Stefansky has a large tattoo on his upper back between his shoulders; a photo of it is posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Stefansky was last seen on June 19, 2020 in Redding, California. He left Redding that day to travel to Carson City, Nevada, a four-hour drive away, for a business transaction involving $400,000 worth of marijuana.

The plan was that a person in Pennsylvania would send cash to William Adrian Larsen in Nevada, and Stefansky would pick it up and take it back to California, then use the money to buy marijuana from his sources. Larsen would then travel to Redding, pick up the marijuana and mail it to Pennsylvania. Larsen and Stefansky had worked together in the past.

Stefansky was driving a rented blue 2019 Nissan Versa with the Washington license plate number BNR0354 on the day of his disappearance; a photo of a similar vehicle is posted with this case summary. He is believed to have arrived in Carson City, but he didn't show up for his 3:30 p.m. business meeting and has never been heard from again. His cellular phone has been turned off since 2:00 p.m. that day, about an hour and a half before the meeting.

In November 2020, Larsen's body that of his wife were found together on the shoulder of Highway 395 ten miles north of Bridgeport, California, an area neither of them had any connection to. They had been murdered. Three suspects, all of them reportedly former business associates of Larsen's, were arrested and charged in the homicides in March 2021; they are awaiting trial.

It's unclear whether the Larsens' murders are related to Stefansky's earlier disappearance, but his family believes he may have met with foul play. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Redding Police Department 530-225-4200
  • Carson City Police Department 775-887-2500

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 27, 2021; casefile added.