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  1. #1
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    Dec 2008
    Penn's woods

    CA - Michael Madden, 20, Sonora, 12 Aug 1996

    The Doe Network:
    Case File 1629DMCA


    Michael Larry Madden
    Missing since August 12, 1996 from Sonora, Tuolumne County, California
    Classification: Endangered Missing


    Vital Statistics
    •Date Of Birth: January 22, 1976
    •Age at Time of Disappearance: 20 years old
    •Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6'1"; 195 lbs.
    •Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Light brown hair; hazel eyes.
    •Marks, Scars: 3" surgical scar on left collar bone.
    •Clothing: T-shirt, possibly shorts, a "49'er" or "San Francisco Giants" baseball cap, athletic shoes or hiking boots.
    •Dentals: Available


    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Madden, a student at Humboldt State University, took his dog, Matilda, and headed into the mountains August 11 in a "Chevrolet Cavalier" to go fishing out of the Sand Bar Flat campground near Pinecrest in Tuolumne County in the Stanislaus National Forest. Friends who went to the Sand Bar Flat campground a few days later reported Madden missing.
    He was last seen on August 12, 1996 while camping and fishing with an individual he met at a campground there.
    The Sheriff's Department scoured the area with search-and-rescue teams, divers and dogs and came up with nothing.
    Foul play is suspected.


    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office

    Agency Case Number: 96-2967

    NCIC Number: M-953354793
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    More details of circumstances at link above.



    Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008
    Father died never knowing missing son's fate

    Interview with Michael's Dad before he passed away. Some details in article about Michael's disappearance.

    https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/4473/2/ NamUs profile: Dental: available to be entered later. Fingerprints: Not available DNA: not available.

    Mike has been missing 14 years, his Father worked tirelessly to try to bring him home. His Father passed away not knowing where his beloved Son was located.

    Come home soon Mike.
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    I believe Joseph Tine is more than likely involved in Michael's disappearance. Everything sounds quite suspicious.

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    Tomorrow will be the 17th anniversary of Michael's disappearance.

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    Michael's Charley project profile has been updated.


    There have been no arrests in his case and it remains unsolved. Authorities think he met with foul play at the campground, possibly at the hands of an unknown serial killer or even Cary Stayner. No proof of anyone's involvement in this case.

    His dog Matilda disappeared with Michael and came back to the campsite 4 days later, dehydrated and couldn't lead searchers to Michael. To me it sounds like she stayed with his body after he had been hurt/killed, and then returned...so sad.

  9. #9
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    Nov 2014
    This case really creeped me out. Thank god Matilda wasn't hurt. But I think authorities should look closer at Joseph Tine. He obviously met Mike before he disappeared and a gun just seems too suspicious

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    Michael has been missing for 20 years this month.

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