Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Lew Welch was last seen around Nevada City, California on May 23, 1971. On that date, he was staying with fellow poet, Gary Snyder, at Gary's house. Welch walked out of Snyder's house, leaving behind a suicide note, into the mountains carrying a . 22 handgun that he took from the footlocker of Snyder's. His body was never found.
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Nevada County Sheriff's Department