Steven Lincoln Lombard
Lombard, approximately 1993
Date reported missing : 12/17/1993
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/30/1959 (61)
Age at the time of disappearance: 34 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 140 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue t-shirt and blue jeans.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lombard had a light red mustache at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Lombard was last seen in Merced, California on December 17, 1993. He left his home to go to a towing yard on Yosemite Park Way. He planned to pick up his paycheck and do shopping for Christmas, then meet his wife.
He did arrive at work, but was unable to collect his check due to a clerical error. He never returned home and has never been heard from again. Lombard resided on Langtry Avenue, northwest of Merced, at the time of his disappearance. His hobbies include panning for gold in Mariposa County.
Just two hours before Lombard disappeared, his co-worker, Paul Armstrong, vanished from his home in Merced. The men were both employed as tow truck drivers for RTS Towing, but they were not close to each other and their loved ones do not believe they would have gone anywhere together. Investigators are unsure whether their cases are related.
Lombard's maroon and white 1965 Ford F-250 pickup truck was found abandoned in a K-Mart parking lot in south Merced following his disappearance. There was a cup of coffee on the console, the truck's keys were inside, the windows were rolled down and the door was left unlocked, which is uncharacteristic of Lombard.
Armstrong and Lombard are considered to be missing under suspicious circumstances; their cases are being investigated as homicides. Armstrong reportedly believed his coworkers were engAge at the time of disappearance: d in illegal activity at the time of his disappearance, and Lombard had a dispute with his boss on the day that he vanished. Both men's cases are unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Merced County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
County of Merced Sheriff/Coroner
The Modesto Bee
The Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Foundation
The Merced Sun-Star
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5 October 12, 2004. May 21, 2013; Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added.
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