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Case File 517DMCA


Angelo Nicola Gatti Jr.
Missing since July 13, 1974 from Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
Classification: Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: September 19, 1952
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 21 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 120 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Reddish brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Mole on his chest located by the navel.
  • Clothing: A white t-shirt, cutoff corduroy pants, white Yamaha jacket, and tan work boots.
  • Personal Effects : He had a .22 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and a sleeping bag.
  • Dentals: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Gatti was last seen July 13, 1974 at 19:00 in Newport Beach, CA. Gatti had been driven to the San Juan Hot Springs area off of the Ortega Highway by family members and dropped off. He is an avid hiker and enjoys living in the wilderness. He planned to live off of the land in the Cleveland National Forest.

According to Gatti’s family he was in a depressed mood and was overly concerned with the environment. They believed that he would only be camping for a couple of weeks but after not contacting anyone for several months they became concerned and decided to report him missing.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Orange County Sheriffs Department

Agency Case Number: 504450

NCIC Number: M581351353
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice
Orange County Sheriff

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