HI HI - Michael Cannon, 18, Honolulu, 25 Dec 1966

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Demographics
Missing Age18 Years
Current Age71 Years
First NameMichael
Middle NameAugust
Last NameCannon
Nickname/Alias--

SexMale
Height5' 11" (71 Inches)
Weight165 - 175 lbs
Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian

Circumstances
Date of Last ContactDecember 25, 1966
NamUs Case CreatedSeptember 8, 2018
Last Known Location Map
LocationHonolulu, Hawaii 96813
CountyHonolulu County

Circumstances of DisappearanceCannon left his family's Kahala home early Christmas morning leaving a note that he planned to hike on Tantalus. His empty car was found at the top of Tantalus the next morning. The resulting search and rescue mission, which at the time was the largest and most expensive ever in Hawaii, failed to find any trace.
Physical Description
Hair ColorBrown
Head Hair Description--
Body Hair Description--
Facial Hair Description--
Left Eye ColorBrown
Right Eye ColorBrown
Eye Description--
Distinctive Physical Features
No Known Information

Clothing and Accessories
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Description
Accessories
Olive-drab backpack bought at a surplus store; canteen; high energy candy bars; Polaroid camera; first aid kit in a blue-and-white plastic case; map of the trail area

Clothing
Blue jeans and a white t-shirt with "Judson School" (of Scottsdale, AZ) on the front

Footwear
Tan hiking boots

Additional Case Info

Transportation
1966 Chevrolet

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ColorGray
State--
License Plate--
Expiration Year--
CommentsVehicle was found at Tantalus trailhead the next morning

The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
 
July 16, 1997 article
By Neal Iwamoto, Star-Bulletin

Missing hiker case from ’66 still open

What ever happened to Michael Cannon, the 18-year-old Kahala resident who disappeared while hiking Tantalus on Christmas Day 1966?

The fate of Cannon remains a mystery.

Although there have been no recent developments, the case remains open, said missing persons specialist Joe Self of the Honolulu Police Department.

The disappearance of Cannon, part heir to a $5.5 million estate, prompted one of the most expensive and extensive missing person searches in state history. Cannon's mother, Elsa, funded a search that lasted for months and employed national and international help. Efforts to find her missing son included importing specially trained search dogs from Canada and professional mountaineers from California.

She also solicited the help of map-reading mystics and psychics from as far as Ireland and the Netherlands.

As director of the Windward Volunteer Rescue, Richard Davis dedicated some 600 hours searching for the missing hiker.

"I almost lost my job because of the search," said Davis, who was working as an administrator at Fort Shafter. "It was quite an experience."

Davis said his discovery of a T-shirt belonging to Cannon months after the search began may be the only clue left by the missing hiker...

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Whatever Happened...
 
I've checked on Google maps and, as I suppose, it's a heavily wooded area... If Michael fell off a cliff or something, it would be extremelly difficult to locate his body, because of the thick vegetation.
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