Gregory Dean Gothard
Gothard, approximately 2006
Date reported missing : 09/15/2006
Missing location (approx) :
San Mateo County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/24/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 54 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, green eyes. Gothard's nickname is Greg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Gothard was last seen in San Mateo County, California on September 15, 2006. His car was found abandoned on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California on September 18.
Witnesses reported seeing someone jump off the bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard searched the San Francisco Bay for Gothard's body, but did not find it. They did, however, find one of his shoes and some of the contents of his wallet.
At the time of his disappearance, Gothard was known to be upset over relationship problems with his girlfriend. He is believed to died by suicide, but his body has never been recovered.
Other information and links : ncy
Capitola Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Contra Costa Times
October 12, 2004. August 24, 2007; Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.