Case Information

Missing
Timmy
Gene
Thompson
Tim Thompson
August 03, 2002 00:00
12/12/2008
36 to 36 years old
Unknown DOB
White
Male
69.0
190.0

Circumstances

Phelan
California
San Bernardino
Thompson was last seen at his residence, which is located in the vicinity of the 5000 block of Hess Road, off Highway 138. He left intending to go on a three-day camping trip in the Salton Sea area, traveling on the Colorado Aqueduct to the Colorado River where he had a houseboat in the Park Moabi area, approximately 10 miles southeast of Needles, California. Thompson apparently never arrived there, however.
On September 23, six weeks after his disappearance, Thompson's car, a light golden-brown 1986 Buick Skylark, was found disabled in the middle of the desert, four miles off Highway 177 on Phelan Pass Road, seventeen miles north of Desert Center (Riverside County). There was no sign of Thompson in the vicinity. Authorities speculate he may have camped there for the night. A campsite was found about three miles east of the vehicle. At the site authorities located a full can of beer, Thompson's knife, and an unopened pack of cigarettes. There have been multiple searches in this area. Tim has a CDL license and used to live in Georgia.

Physical

Brown
Short dark brown.
May have a full beard
Brown
Brown
Brown


Tattoo of a California brown bear on the back of left shoulder; the face of the bear is not colored in.

Medical

Clothing and Accessories


Possibly wearing brown button-down shirt and "Levi's" blue jeans
Possibly wearing brown lace-up work boots

Transportation Methods

Buick
Skylark
1986
Sedan
Brown
1POB576
California
Vehicle was described as a light golden-brown.

Dental

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DNA

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Sample submitted - Tests complete

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Investigating Agency

Detective
Joe
Janowicz
(760) 552-6833
070203474
County
San Bernardino Co. Sheriff's Dept.
11613 Bartlett Avenue
Adelanto
California
92301

Detective
Michelle
Brand
(760) 552-6833
070203474
County
San Bernardino Co. Sheriff's Dept.
11613 Bartlett Avenue
Adelanto
California
92301

Reports

Contacts

Local Contact

Michelle
Brand
760-552-6800
Law Enforcement

Case Manager

Robert
Hunter
909-388-0159

Regional Administrator

Carrie
Sutherland
carrie.sutherland@unthsc.edu
817-202-5931