North American Missing Persons Network
Paul Matthew Head

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Above Image: Head, circa 1999

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 9, 1999 from Sierra National Forest, Fresno County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 27, 1967
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Weight: 201-215 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Dark Blond
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Grey sweatshirt, shorts.
  • Jewelry: Leather beaded necklace.
  • NCIC Number: M-210139280
  • Case Number: 99-21845
  • Dentals: Not available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Head was last seen at a family member's residence in Fresno, California on September 9, 1999. He said that he was going camping with a friend in the Sierra National Forest later in the day.

    Head's family contacted authorities when he failed to return home as scheduled. His friend told investigators that Head left their campsite during the evening hours of September 10, 1999.

    According to the China Lake Mountain Rescue Group, Head and his friend were smoking pot and drinking rum. Paul's friend was awakened by Paul's yelling. The friend was scared, left the tent, and walked about 75 yards away. Paul started to throw things out of the tent and then left. A little later, the friend went down to the tent and, too scared to spend the night there, picked up his sleeping bag and spent the night about 75 yards away. He stated he left the campsite the following evening and left Paul there. Paul has not been heard from since.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fresno County Sheriff's Office
    (559) 488-3111
    (559) 488-3843

    Source Information
    China Lake Mountain Rescue Group Newsletter
    CA DOJ