Harold Loris Drake
Drake, approximately 2015
Date reported missing : 07/08/2015
Missing location (approx) :
Big Sur, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/03/1938 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 76 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 160 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A gray shirt, black pants, black suspenders and hiking boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. White hair, blue eyes. Drake wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Drake was last seen in Big Sur, California on July 8, 2015. He was camping together with a friend at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park when he told his friend he was going for a hike. He left the campsite, carrying a gallon of water and a small backpack with snacks. He said he'd be back by afternoon, but he never returned and and has never been heard from again.
Drake was retired at the time of his disappearance; he had previously worked as a high school math teacher. He's described as physically fit and an experienced hiker. An extensive search of the park turned up no sign of him, but he is presumed to have died in a mishap in the wilderness.
Other information and links : ncy
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office