North American Missing Persons Network
Chris Robert Giauque

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Above Image: Giauque, circa 2003

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 9, 2003 from Spy Rock, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 1967
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6'0"-6'2"
  • Weight: 145-150 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Sandy/Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Four-foot-long dreadlocks
    and a full beard.
  • Medical Conditions: Previously suffered a broken back.
    Steel rod implanted in spine. Several heart surgeries as a child.
  • Clothing: Reddish-orange Carhartt pants, a red, white, and
    orange Hawaiian print shirt, green or dark tan hat, Danner boots.
  • Case Number: 2003-05305

  • Details of Disappearance
    Chris left Humboldt County on August 9, 2003 to meet with a business partner near Spy Rock Road, near the Iron Peak lookout point in Mendocino County. Chris was on probation for cultivation of marijuana and reportedly left his vehicle, a 1994 blue Toyota extra cab pickup truck, at this location, as he did not want to be seen in his truck on the property that he owned. Chris had made this trip to pick up a substantial amount of cash. Chris went to the Spyrock area alone and did not take his dog or anyone with him. However, Chris always carried a knife in his fanny pack. It is possible that Chris used his knife to defend himself.

    When he failed to return, his wife of two weeks notified law enforcement. She was accompanied by a lawyer and the last person who admits to seeing Chris before his disappearance. Chris is considered a high risk missing person, as it is unusual for him to be gone without telling anybody.

    On August 13, Chrisí blue Toyota pick-up was found in Humboldt County at the junction of Elk Creek Road and Avenue of the Giants. Most likely his vehicle traveled along Bell Springs Rd. to the site where it was dropped off. Another vehicle driven by a second person followed Chrisí Toyota extra cab pickup truck and after Chrisí vehicle was abandoned, the driver was picked up by the person following the Toyota.

    His disappearance has been classified as a homicide, and there is a possibility it may be drug-related. Chris was known to be an active pro-medical marijuana activist. Chrisí body has not been located.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Humboldt County Sheriff's Department
    (707) 445-7439
    (707) 445-7251

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Humboldt County Sheriff's Department
    Disappearance of Chris Giauque
    North Coast Journal