North American Missing Persons Network
Jason Jesse Erthal

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Above Images: Erthal, circa 2006

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 11, 2006 from Oroville, Butte County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 18, 1973
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 140-145 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars from a fire on both
    arms. Tattoos: an eagle on left shoulder, a tribal band on right
    bicep and about a two-inch tattoo of a "spit fire" logo smiley face.
    Always wears a goatee, and keeps hair short in a military-style cut.
  • AKA: "Jay"
  • Case Number: C0615608
  • Dentals: Not available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Jay was living in Oroville and staying with friends at the time he went missing on October 11, 2006. He had been living part-time with a roommate in a trailer park on Olive Highway not far from the Gold Country Casino. About two weeks after Jay's disappearance, his roommate passed away.

    Jay left behind all his personal belongings and did not have a vehicle or money. He used buses or walked. He spent time at the Oroville Rescue Mission and the Chico Mission. Jay didn't have a job, but had completed four-years of service in the Marine Corp. Jason frequented Reno Nevada approximately once a month. Jason mentioned to his family that he was having problems with a person he knew named John Ramos. Jason was reported missing by his brother Garrett Erthal on 11-08-2006. Jason hasnít been seen or heard from by his friends and family since the date of his disappearance and his remains havenít ever been found. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Butte County Sheriff's Department
    (530) 538-7671
    (530) 534-6217

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Oroville Mercury Register - May 9, 2007
    Butte County Sheriff's Department