Chad Richard Kirkendall
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Case# 04-2327
NamUS MP # 5439
Doe Network # 4979DMCA
Date of birth: 12 October 1980

Chad is a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds, with brown eyes. He has brown hair, but is balding. In his photo, he appears much older than his actual age of 23.

In 2004, Chad was living in the 42000 block of the Caspar-Little Lake Road (County Road 409). At about 6 PM on 29 June 2004, he borrowed his roommate's vehicle to drive to their mailbox. He was wearing a short sleeved T-shirt advertising Corona Beer and red and white shorts. When he had not returned after an hour, his roommate became concerned. The roommate called began searching for Chad, then called the sheriff.

The roommate's vehicle was found in a ditch near the Mendocino Woodlands Camp on the Little Lake Road (County Road 408). Chad's shoes were within it. LE conducted a search of the vicinity of the find without results. A Mendocino Woodlands Camp employee said he gave a ride to someone resembling Chad. The employee said the hitchhiker was acting erratically, and got out near Mendocino Elementary School. That is the last possible sighting of Chad. (Note: Kristi Kreb's car was also found in the same vicinity as Chad's in 1993.

As an identifying mark, Chad has a green tattoo reading “311”. His dental information, DNA results, and fingerprints are all on file.

Here's a map of the area. Location of his home and the ditched vehicle are imprecise, and he was dropped near the school. Nevertheless, the map gives an idea of the area.!3e0

Information concerning this case may be called in to the MCSO Tipline at 707-234-2100. Their Investigative Services Bureau may be emailed at The Sheriff's Office can also be reached at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.


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