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Case File 577DMCA


Brenton J. Garmire
Missing since September 26, 1990 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Garmire was last seen on September 26, 1990 in San Francisco, California.
The contractor gave his former companion the deed to a Sierra property and wrote another friend about suicide. Since then, no trace has been found of the rugged outdoors man, and his disappearance has led police to conclude that he may have taken his own life. Garmire sent a note to a woman he worked with saying he was considering suicide and told another person if he did kill himself, nobody would ever find the body.
Garmire went to a creative writing class September 25 at San Francisco State University and visited his bank the next day before dropping from sight.
He left behind all his clothes, as well as a motorcycle and a small boat in his garage. Garmire enjoyed hunting, backpacking and boat building.
Garmire's truck, a brown Ford, was located on October 6, in a yellow zone on Folsom Street near Eighth.
Garmire had told his ex-girlfriend that he wanted to move to Washington state. He loved wooden boats, and he had mentioned that the town of Port Townsend was a center of boat building.
Over $4,000 was charged to his credit cards, charges dating back to October 5. The signatures did not seem to be Garmire's.
He had previously lived in Costa Rica and speaks good Spanish.

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

San Francisco Police Department

Agency Case Number: 901298326

NCIC Number: M-449747707
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
California Department of Justice

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