Hugh Martin Nolan
Nolan, approximately 1994
Date reported missing : 04/20/1994
Missing location (approx) :
San Francisco, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 05/06/1972 (49)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10 - 6'0, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue denim jacket and black pants.
Medical conditions : Nolan may have been depressed at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, brown eyes. Nolan is an Irish citizen. His hair was short and neatly cut at the time of his disappearance, and he had a bald spot on the back of his head. He has a scar on the back of his head.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Nolan moved to New York from his family's home in Blacklion, County Cavan, Ireland in 1993. He lived with his sister for eight months, then relocated to San Francisco, California, where he lived with roommates on 39th Avenue in the Sunset District.
Nolan was last seen leaving his house on April 20, 1994. It has been established that he cashed a $500 check at a Market Street bank in San Francisco on the day of his disappearance. He never returned to his residence and has not been heard from again. His resident alien card was left behind.
Nolan's Irish passport has never been recovered. He would have been required to present the document when cashing his check. At the time of his disappearance, he was feeling despondent because he had been unable to find a job.
The majority of Nolan's relatives live in Ireland. His case is being handled by the San Francisco Police Department.
Other information and links : ncy
San Francisco Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
California Attorney General's Office
The San Francisco Chronicle
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