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.
- Redding Police Department
- Carson City Police Department
Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated July 27, 2021; casefile added.