Missing Since: June 1, 1987 from Fresno, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: April 16, 1971
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 5'5, 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, hazel eyes. Bier's upper front teeth protrude. She has a surgical scar on her lower right leg due to a childhood fracture. Bier's nickname is Sam.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white t-shirt, jeans and laced sandals.

Details of Disappearance

Bier resided with her family in Fresno, California in 1987. She was last seen during a camping trip with Russell Welch on June 1, 1987 in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Bier and Welch, whose nickname is Skip, camped in the area of Shuteye Peak, approximately 25 miles northeast of Bass Lake. He was 43 years old at the time. They were reportedly searching for the legendary creature known as Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Welch considered himself a "student" of the legend. Bier disappeared during the trip and has never been heard from again.

Authorities questioned Welch when he returned to Fresno several days later. He initially claimed that Bier ran away from him on June 1, then he changed his story. Welch eventually stated that Bier had been forcibly taken by Bigfoot. Welch was charged with her abduction, but the case against him was dismissed due to a lack of evidence in October 1987, more than four months after Bier disappeared. Searches of the Shuteye Peak area produced no clues as to her whereabouts. Foul play is suspected in Bier's case.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Fresno Police Department