Thomas James Carleton
North American Missing Persons Network
Thomas James Carleton

Above Images: Carleton

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 9, 1993 from Newcomb, Essex County, New York
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Hiking attire consisting of hiking boots, olive military
    pants or navy Gortex overpants, a beige wool sweater or a maroon Gortex coat,
    red wool cap, glasses, and a teal colored back pack. He was carrying a
    sleeping bag, but no tent or stove.
  • AKA: Tom
  • Case Number: 93-612

  • Details of Disappearance
    Carleton left his residence at 6:00am on October 9, 1993 for a three-day hiking trip in the high peaks area of the Adirondacks.

    Tom drove to the trail head leading to Mount Marcy and parked his car. He didn't sign the trail register. He didn't take a tent or stove and planned to stay in lean-tos on the trail. He was en route to Wallface lean-to at Indian pass, but was never seen again.

    His wife reported him missing after he didn't come home when he said he would. Not a clue to Tom was found, except two other hikers who believed they shared a lean-to with him at Scott Clearing, along the Indian Pass trail.

    Tom Carleton lived with his wife and daughter in Skaneateles. He worked in Auburn, as a psychologist at the state prison. He belonged to the Adirondack Mountain Club and Civil Air Patrol.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    New York State Police
    (518) 8972000

    Source Information
    New York State Missing Persons