Howard Sherwin Tokarsky
Tokarsky, approximately 1984
Date reported missing : 12/14/1984
Missing location (approx) :
Los Angeles, California
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/14/1939 (82)
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 200 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Tokarsky has scars on both of his knees and on his left arm. He wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Tokarsky was last seen in Los Angeles, California on December 14, 1984. He was en route to go target shooting in the desert. He has never been heard from again. That night, police found Tokarsky's red and white Ford Bronco parked behind a market on the outskirts of Mojave, California, about 100 miles north of Los Angeles.
The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were in the ignition. It was set in four-wheel drive mode, which wasn't necessary for the terrain where the car was found.
Tokarsky's wallet, with his identification and credit cards but no money, was on the front seat. Many of his other belongings were scattered in the vehicle; it's uncharacteristic of him to leave his car in a messy condition.
Authorities found one pistol inside the car, but a rifle and a second pistol Tokarsky had taken with him were missing. No other tEthnicity : was found of him in spite of an extensive search.
Foul play is suspected in Tokarsky's case. He worked as an operations manAge at the time of disappearance: r for the Sylmar chemical company in 1984, and left behind a wife and two young children. He was declared legally dead in May 1985, less than five months after his disappearance.
Other information and links : ncy
Los Angeles Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2004. July 13, 2017; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.