Timothy John Barnes
Barnes, approximately 1988
Date reported missing : 07/05/1988
Missing location (approx) :
Yosemite National Park, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/21/1963 (57)
Age at the time of disappearance: 24 years old
Height / Weight : 6'4, 180 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt with the imAge at the time of disappearance: of the letter F with a red circle around it and a slash through it, gray sweatpants, worn white sneakers and sunglasses with brown frames. Carrying a yellow day pack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Barnes may have a mustache or a goatee. He has a blue discoloration on his upper lip and a wart on the right side of his nose. His teeth appear grayish in color and he has an orthopedic pin implanted in his left ankle. Barnes smoked Marlboro cigarettes at the time of his 1988 disappearance. His nickname is Tim.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barnes was a resident of Cucamonga, California in 1988. He left Tenaya Lakes near Highway 120 east of Tioga Road in California at approximately 9:00 a.m. on July 5, 1988. Barnes planned to hike from the Murphy Creek Trailhead to Polly Dome Lakes in Yosemite National Park, which are located approximately three miles from Tenaya Lakes. He was supposed to return by 4:30 p.m., but never showed up and and has never been heard from again.
Barnes's friends reported him as a missing person to park service rangers the following morning. An extensive search of the surrounding area failed to produce any evidence as to his whereabouts.
Barnes was declared legally dead on July 19, 1990, two years after his disappearance. His body has never been found.
Other information and links : ncy
Yosemite National Park Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Fresno Bee
The Doe Network
Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite
National Park Service
October 12, 2004. September 23, 2017; two pictures and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
Interactive Missing Person Search Map