Patrick Francis Carnes
Carnes, approximately 2011; Carnes's dog, Lucky
Date reported missing : 04/13/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/30/1925 (96)
Age at the time of disappearance: 86 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11 - 6'0, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A tan jacket, a blue plaid shirt, tan or beige pants, tan canvas shoes and a Toledo Mud Hens baseball cap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Carnes may be unshaven. He wears eyeglasses. His nickname is Pat.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Carnes was last seen in Wells, Nevada on April 13, 2011. He was driving a green Subaru Forester with the Nevada license plate number 719 SDN when the Nevada Highway Patrol stopped him for a traffic violation at 9:00 p.m. He had been visiting relatives in Toledo, Ohio and was on his way back home to Reno, Nevada.
When Carnes spoke to the patrolman, he indicated he was following a truck driver and the trucker was going to Elko, Nevada. He has never been heard from again and the truck driver he was supposedly following has never been identified.
Just before 6:00 a.m. the next day, Carnes's vehicle was found abandoned in a rural area at the 205 Pumpernickel Valley exit ramp off Interstate 80 near Winnemucca, Nevada. There was no sign of him at the scene and his cherished pet dog, an eight-year-old male named Lucky, is also missing.
Lucky is a brown Akita/mixed breed and slightly overweight; he weighs about 80 to 100 pounds. A photo of the dog is posted with this case summary. Carnes rarely went anywhere without him.
Carnes's truck had gas in it and was in operable condition when it was found, but it was high-centered and stuck in some sAge at the time of disappearance: brush, and facing the wrong direction. All of Carnes's personal belongings, including his checkbook, were inside the vehicle. There were no indications of a struggle, and only a single set of footprints leading away from the scene.
Curiously, the place where the truck was found is the same exit whereÂ Judith Casida's car was located after she disappeared in 2006. Authorities have no evidence that the two cases are connected, however.
Carnes is a World War II veteran who served in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. He is also a former truck driver. He is close to his family and was in excellent health for his Age at the time of disappearance: at the time of his disappearance.
Although there is no hard evidence of foul play in his case, his family and the police believe he came to harm. His disappearance remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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