Missing Since: July 19, 1991 from San Bernadino County, California
Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
Date Of Birth: September 11, 1978
Age: 12 years old
Height and Weight: 5'2, 150 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Black hair, brown eyes. Negrete has a small birthmark on his right cheek. He wears eyeglasses.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A tan shirt and green pants.

Details of Disappearance

Negrete was on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop in San Bernadino County, California on July 19, 1991. The troop and their adult scoutmaster were hiking to the summit of Mount San Gorgonio, which is 11,500 feet high. Negrete became tired about 1,000 feet from the top and was told to remain behind alone while the others completed the hike. When the Scout troop returned, he was gone. Negrete has never been seen again. He was carrying a two-quart canteen full of water at the time of his disappearance.

Negrete's camera was located during an extensive search of the area. It was loaded and included landscape shots and an apparent self-portrait which showed only Negrete's nose and eyes. No other sign of Negrete was found on the mountain. Authorities stated there was sufficient water on the mountain and the temperatures were warm enough to allow him to survive unaided for several days.

Mount San Gorgonio is approximately 90 miles east of Los Angeles, California. Negrete's family is from El Monte, California, and he was in the eighth grade at the time of his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
San Bernadino County Sheriff's Department