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Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr.

Missing Person Case September 2021

Gatti, approximately 1974

Date reported missing : 07/13/1974

Missing location (approx) :
Newport Beach, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Ethnicity :

DOB : 09/19/1952 (68)
Age at the time of disappearance: 21 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2 - 5'4, 120 - 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white Yamaha jacket, a white t-shirt, cut-off corduroy pants, and tan/yellow work boots.
Medical conditions : Gatti may have been depressed at the time of his 1974 disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown/red hair, blue eyes. Gatti has a mole on his chest near his navel. His nickname is Nick.

Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gatti was last seen in Newport Beach, California on July 13, 1974. Family members drove him to the San Juan Hot Springs area off Ortega Highway and left him there at 7:00 p.m.
Gatti, an avid hiker who enjoys living in the wilderness, planned on an extended camping trip in the Cleveland National Forest. At the time of his disappearance, he had a sleeping bag and a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson  revolver. He was reportedly in a depressed mood and was overly concerned with the environment.
Gatti was only expected to be gone a couple of weeks. His family reported him missing after several months had passed without contact. His case remains unsolved.

Other information and links : ncy

Orange County Sheriff's Department

September 2021 updates and sources

California Attorney General's Office
Orange County Sheriff's Department
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October 12, 2004. August 5, 2012; alternate Height / Weight : added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.