Ron Walter Knutson
Knutson, approximately 1982
Date reported missing : 12/21/1982
Missing location (approx) :
Morongo Valley, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 01/05/1955 (66)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly multiple rings.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue/green eyes. Knutson has the following tattoos: the words "Ride to live, ride to die" on his upper right arm, his nickname "Dane" on his upper left arm, dragons with birds and a man's head on his bicep, and other tattoos on his back and arms. He had a dark brown beard and mustache at the time of his 1982 disappearance and his hair was shoulder-length. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Knutson was last seen in Morongo Valley, California on December 21, 1982. He has never been heard from again. His vehicle, a blue Dodge, was later found abandoned in the Los Angeles, California area. The car's end is slightly jacked-up and it has dark-tinted windows, mag tires and a CB radio.
Knutson is missing under suspicious circumstances. He was a member of the Mescaleros motorcycle gang in 1982. Foul play is suspected in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. August 30, 2011; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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