Linda Lee Lovell and Stephen Locke Packard Missing since June 1974. This is a joint posting. For separate accounts unraveling their intertwined cases, see Linda Lee Lovell and Stephen Locke Packard. There is uncertainty in the date and place(s) of their respective disappearances. Add to that the fact that they were both jointly and singly reported missing in several different jurisdictions, and it becomes apparent that this thread should serve as a record of their joint activities. The links to their individual cases will be supplied below after they are also posted. BASIC CASE: 25-year-old Linda Lovell and 18-year-old Stephen Packard were hitchhiking north on the Pacific Coast in June 1974. Packard called home on 10 June 1974, from Stinson Beach CA. Lovell mailed postcards home from there. That was her last known contact. The pair's goal was the World's Fair in Spokane WA. After visiting that, they planned to be in Missoula MT for the Fourth of July holiday. On 20 June 1974, one of Stephen's traveler's checks was cashed in Westport CA in Mendocino County, 170 miles and 4 hours 30 minutes drive north of Stinson Beach. Here's their most probable route up the coast, as the pair were tourists and the inland route wasn't particularly scenic. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Wes...ec74239ba!2m2!1d-122.6444263!2d37.9004816!3e0 Overhead view of Westport. Store is in the center. https://www.google.com/maps/place/W...5c3a10d8406f7e!8m2!3d39.6383445!4d-123.784591 Ground view of the Westport store: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Westport+Community+Storefirstname.lastname@example.org,-123.784545,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1s-wcl-lhsctK0%2FV4PS_-5CEiI%2FAAAAAAAAAGU%2F1Ww0mYWF8KYLsHyKvnOMh6r1wjTAoFNYQCLIB!2e4!3e12!6s%2F%2Flh6.googleusercontent.com%2F-wcl-lhsctK0%2FV4PS_-5CEiI%2FAAAAAAAAAGU%2F1Ww0mYWF8KYLsHyKvnOMh6r1wjTAoFNYQCLIB%2Fs114-k-no%2F!7i1024!8i768!4m5!3m4!1s0x8081d33817774185:0xd65c3a10d8406f7e!8m2!3d39.6383445!4d-123.784591!6m1!1e1 If Steve actually did cash that traveler's check, it cannot be known whether Linda was also in Westport. Conversely, neither of them may have made their way to Westport. Whether Steve cashed the traveler's check does not seem to be authenticated. Sources: Doe Network: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2999dfmt.html National Missing Person Directory: http://www.missingin.org/reg7331/stephen_locke_packard.htm Charley Project: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/l/lovell_linda.html There are mysteries within this mystery: So whose relatives were they supposed to meet in Spokane, Linda's or Steve's? Or both? Just what was their relationship to one another? How did they know one another? The age difference makes a romantic relationship less likely. Possible scenarios: She hitches out of Missoula (it says somewhere.) Conjecture that he graduates high school in Provincetown, flies Boston or NYC to SFO. They meet by chance in San Francisco and form a traveler's alliance; his protective brawn, her worldly wisdom. Seems unlikely also. What is the connection between these two?