Jack Forest Thomas
Thomas, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 06/15/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Elmore County, Idaho
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 02/17/1950 (71)
Age at the time of disappearance: 66 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Possibly a blue windbreaker, a purple long-sleeved shirt, high-top hiking boots, a San Francisco Giants baseball cap and a silver chain necklace with a silver ring. Carrying a gray Camelback backpack, an ice ax, and an orange and black SPOT Gen3 Tracker GPS location beacon.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue eyes. Thomas had a mustache at the time of his disappearance, and his right knee was wrapped.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Thomas was last seen hiking in Elmore County, Idaho at 11:50 a.m. on June 15, 2016. He was heading upstream, southbound, long the South Fork Payette River, between Fern Falls and Elk Lake, and just past Pitchfork Creek.
He was supposed to return home on June 16, but he never did and has never been heard from again. His vehicle has been located, but there was no sign of Thomas. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Elmore County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Idaho Bureau of Criminal Investigation
The Idaho Statesman
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