North American Missing Persons Network
Claudia Mathieu

Above Images: Mathiew, circa 1997

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 9, 1997 from Dana Point, California.
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 21, 1960
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: May have worn glasses.
  • Clothing: Blue wet vest.
  • AKA: Some sources list her last name as "Mathieu"
  • Case Number: 97-65087

  • Details of Disappearance
    Claudia is believed to have gone kayaking in Dana Point Harbor on a very windy, choppy day. The day after Mathiew disappeared, her German Shepherd was found muzzled and in a cage inside the locked car at Doheny State Park--details that most alarm those who knew her. According to friends and family, "That dog was her life. She wouldn't have left her." There is no evidence of foul play at this time.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orange County Sheriff's Department
    (714) 647-7000

    Source Information
    California Department of Justice
    Los Angeles Times