Name: Chad Richard Kirkendall
Case Classification: Missing
Missing Since: May 29, 2004
Location Last Seen: Mendocino, Mendocino County, California
Date of Birth: October 12, 1980
Age: 29 years old
Weight: 215-220 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown/balding
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has a tattoo of "311" in green ink.
Clothing: Red and white shorts, gray "Corona" short sleeved t-shirt.
Additional Personal Items: Barefoot.
On May 29, 2004 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Chad Kirkendall left his Caspar, California residence located in the 42000 block of Caspar Little Lake Road. He left the residence in his roommate's vehicle to drive to a mailbox located a short distance away. An hour later when Kirkendall failed to return, the roommate went to look for him and found the vehicle in a ditch on Road 408 near the Woodlands Camp.
Investigators recovered his shoes with the vehicle that had been crashed into the ditch. It was later learned that a person matching Kirkendall's description had been given a ride by a Woodlands Camp employee to the general area of the Mendocino Elementary School soon after the crash and that Kirkendall had been acting erratically. A search and rescue operation was conducted, but Kirkendall was not located.
Agency Name: Mendocino Couty Sheriff's Office
Agency Contact Person: Detective Sergeant Andrew Porter
Agency Phone Number: 707-463-4109/4086
Agency E-Mail: [email protected]
Agency Case Number: 04-2327
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 5439
California Department of Justice
Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Added: 7/8/2016; Last Updated: 7/8/2016
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** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.