David Paul Morrison
Morrison, approximately 1998
Date reported missing : 05/25/1998
Missing location (approx) :
Yosemite National Park, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 28 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray long-sleeved University of California at Santa Cruz sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, black sweatpants or faded navy blue shorts, Nike Air sneakers and a black, green and yellow Osprey fanny pack.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Morrison has a birthmark on his right earlobe and a scar on the bridge of his nose.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Morrison was last seen in Little Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park at 7:15 a.m. on May 25, 1998. He disappeared while hiking to Half Dome and has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Although Morrison is an experienced hiker, he wasn't equipped for an overnight trip at the time of his disappearance; neither was he dressed for the cold, wet weather. He is presumed to have gotten lost or injured in the park.
Other information and links : ncy
National Park Service
September 2021 updates and sources
National Park Service
The San Francisco Chronicle
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October 12, 2004. January 31, 2019; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : and Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.