Aloys Jakob Krost
Krost, approximately 2013
Date reported missing : 10/01/2013
Missing location (approx) :
San Bernardino County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/07/1951 (70)
Age at the time of disappearance: 62 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 175 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A long-sleeved light blue button-down shirt, dark blue jeans and lightweight hiking shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Krost may spell his first name "Alois" or "Alyof."
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Krost was last seen hiking on the Pinnacle Trail in the Lake Arrowhead area of San Bernardino County, California on October 1, 2013. He is a professor at the University of Magdeburg in Germany and was in the United States for a conference.
Krost got separated from his hiking companions at approximately 5:45 p.m. and vanished. He's an experienced hiker and hunter, but he wasn't carrying any hiking equipment at the time he was last seen. He has never been heard from again and an extensive search turned up no sign of him.
Krost is presumed to have been lost in the wilderness.
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San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
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