Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On July 22 1981 Jon Haynes came to Boulder from Contra Costa County, California anticipating attending University of Colorado. On July 23, he called home and requested money to tide him over until the university dormitories opened. His father, Jim, instructed his son to get a post office box and to call him the following day with the number, so Jim could send the money. Jon never called.
He disappeared a few days after his arrival and was reported missing by his father on July 24, 1981.
His beige 1981 Subaru with California license plate # 1CPK105 was seen parked near Nederland on July 26, with the windows down. It was raining. The next day, the car vanished and has not been seen since.
Jim Haynes had made a deal with his son, Jon: Do well in school and he'd get a car, and tuition and room and board at the college of his choice. Jon responded by turning his life around. He went from being a D student to class valedictorian at the Olympic Valley Ski School in Taos, which mixed regular academic classes with skiing instruction. He chose CU and was looking forward to being on the ski team.
For 10 years, Jon's family searched, hired private detectives and kept in close contact with Boulder police. His father filed a petition in Contra Costa, California, Superior Court on or about June 16, 1982, asking that Jon be declared legally dead. It was accepted.
Jon's disappearance is highly suspicious, but there is no physical evidence indicating that he was murdered.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Boulder County Sheriff's Office
Daily Camera (Boulder, CO) - Sunday, June 1, 2003