Michael Jose Malinowski
Missing since October 24, 1996 from Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Circumstances of Disappearance
Malinowski arrived in Tioga County October 24, 1996, from his home in Yardley and checked in at the Pine Tree Lodge in Gaines. He reportedly made a phone call to his roommate that afternoon; that was the last time anyone heard from him.
On October 27 a Forestry Bureau worker found Malinowski's rented 1995 Nissan Sentra in the parking area at the Barbour Rock access, on the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon west rim, and he was reported missing.
In the car were a box of low-fat Cheez-its, a two-thirds-empty jug of spring water and tan, rubber-soled boots. An empty camera box sat on the dash; a cassette was on the car's tape player.
According to friends and family Malinowski had no reason to disappear, and was not suicidal. He was not in debt, nor depressed. He was a vegetarian, didn't use drugs and rarely drank. He wasn't in a romantic relationship at the time. He was recently divorced and had a 10 year old son.
His Social Security number hasn't been used. His credit cards show no activity since 1996. Searches failed to find any trace of him.
Investigators Pennsylvania State Police
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Criminal Investigator Roger Williams
Pennsylvania State Police
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