03-21-2008, 02:53 AM #1Former Member
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Peter John McColl (16) - Berkeley CA, 1995
Missing Since: August 28, 1995 from Berkeley, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 30, 1979
Age: 16 years old
Height and Weight: 6'0, 160 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. McColl has slight scarring near the tip of his right pinky finger. He is extremely nearsighted; he has 20/400 vision. He was wearing his contact lenses with him at the time of his disappearance and did not carry his eyeglasses. McColl may wear his hair tied back in a ponytail. He may have a moustache, beard or a goatee. McColl's nickname is Rainbow. He may have a tattoo of a skull on his upper left arm.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light gray t-shirt with "Berkeley Crew" imprinted on the front, a light gray sweatshirt with "US Rowing" imprinted on the front, black jeans and Dr. Marten boots.
Details of Disappearance
McColl was last seen departing from his family's residence near The Alameda in Berkeley, California at approximately 11:00 a.m. on August 28, 1995. He told his brother that he planned to walk to the bus stop and take a bus to Cody's Bookstore near Salon Avenue and Telegraph Avenue. McColl never returned home and has not been heard from again. His wallet was discovered after his disappearance, but his identification cards were missing.
The driver of the AC Transit bus 43, near the corner of Redwood Road and 35th Street in Berkeley, claims McColl asked him directions to Montclair, California on the day of his disappearance. He appeared to have a prearranged meeting with an unidentified teenaged boy whom the bus driver also saw. The boy was 16 to 18 years old with blond hair, well-dressed, accented speech. The boy has never been identified and the bus driver's sighting about McColl has not been confirmed. A cab driver claims he drove a young man fitting McColl's description, and a teenaged girl with red-streaked hair, to the airport to catch a Southwest Airlines flight shortly after McColl disappeared. This sighting has not been confirmed either and inquiries at the airline have not turned up any relevant information.
It is unclear if McColl left of his accord. He may have traveled to Oregon, Florida, Louisiana or Washington. McColl is a guitar player and served as a rower on the Berkeley High School crew team. He enjoyed hiking along the trails of Tilden Park. An extensive search of the area produced no clues as to McColl's whereabouts. He was an honors student in 1995. He disappeared only a week before the start of his junior year.
McColl's family members said that he did not place any unusual phone calls prior to his disappearance. It is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning. McColl was not carrying any additional clothing or money when he vanished. His case remains unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Berkeley Police Department
04-11-2010, 01:59 PM #2Former Member
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