David William Barth
Barth, approximately 2004
Date reported missing : 07/30/2004
Missing location (approx) :
Emigrant Gap, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/25/1933 (87)
Age at the time of disappearance: 70 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white short-sleeved t-shirt, a long-sleeved checked cotton shirt colored light blue, dark blue and white with a 17-inch collar, light blue polyester pants, size 9 1/2 EEE Mason shoes, and a white metal ring with a white large stone on his right hand.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Barth previously broke his leg and he walks with a severe limp as a result. He has a scar on his right arm and he wears prescription eyeglasses with polarized bifocal lenses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Barth was last seen in Emigrant Gap, California on July 30, 2004. His wife saw him sitting on their porch. When she checked on him ten minutes later, he was gone. A neighbor reported seeing him walking eastbound on the railroad tracks near his home. Barth has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Placer County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. August 12, 2010; middle name added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : , Description, clothing, jewerly and more : and Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.