Yuba County's Missing Persons
Please contact the Yuba County Sheriff's Investigative Unit (530) 749-7777 with any information regarding the following persons:
Name: Bigelow, Robert Wilson
White male adult YCSO report #00-4870
Birth date 7/3/1918, 6'-0", 180 pounds White hair, Blue eyes
Reported missing October 2000. Subject suffered from Alzheimer's and walked away from him home in the Challenge area of Yuba County. A large search of the Challenge area was conducted but Mr. Bigelow was not located.
Name: Wallis, Jennifer Lynn
White female adult YCSO report #97-6228
Birth date 9/11/62, 5'-4", 125 pounds, Brown hair Green Eyes
Reported missing November 14, 1997. Subject was last seen in the area of her home in Dobbins, Ca. The circumstances of her disappearance are suspicious.
Name: Wilson, Jimmy Wayne
White male adult YCSO Report #97-4354
Birth date 10/16/1954, 5'-11", 200 pounds, no further description.
Reported missing August 6th, 1997. Subject walked away from his house boat leaving his two teenage sons and a friend behind. His personal belongings were later located in the woods near the house boat.
Name: Schmidt, Steve Marc
AKA: Sinnott, Steve Marc
White male adult YCSO Report #97-1274
Birth date 7/13/1970, 5'-10", 150 pounds, Brown hair, Brown eyes.
Reported missing March 3rd, 1997. Subject was last seen leaving the Linda area of Yuba County. He was reportedly en route to his home in Oregon but did not arrive.
Name: Mello, Ruth Marlene
AKA: Moore, Ruth Marlene
White female adult YCSO Report #89-3053
Birth date 8/24/1941, 5'-3", 185 pounds no further description
Reported missing July 4th, 1989. Subject was reportedly last seen at the base of the 10th Street Bridge in Marysville after an argument with an acquaintance.
Name: Manial, Debra Kay
White female adult YCSO Report #82-4691
Birth date 12/6/1953, 5'-4", 112 pounds no further description.
Reported missing December 12th, 1982. Subject disappeared from a group of friends while looking for a Christmas tree in the Oregon Peak area near Dobbins, Ca.
Name: Mathias, Gary Dale
White male adult YCSO Report #78-0534
Birth date 10/15/1952, 5'-10", 170 pounds, Brown hair, Hazel eyes.
Reported missing February 24th, 1978. Subject, along with four others, became lost in a snow storm in the mountains east of Oroville, Ca. The bodies of the other four were located during the search following the disappearance.
Name: Long, Winifred Corrine
White female adult YCSO Report #26742
Birth date 12/07/1931, 5'-8", 140 pounds, Brown hair, Hazel eyes.
Reported missing June 10th, 1962. Subject was last seen at the Greyhound Bus Station in Marysville after an argument with her estranged husband.
Name: Pharis, Samuel
White male adult - Case #13-2454
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs
Pharis has been missing since June 13, 2013 (reported on June 14th). On June 16, 2013, his vehicle was located stuck and abandoned in the Feather River river bottom area of Yuba County. The vehicle was locked and the keys were not with the vehicle. Pharis’ cell phone and other valuables were discovered inside the car.
The area has been searched by air, on foot, using trained search dogs, on all-terrain vehicles, on horseback, by boat and personal watercraft. Leads have been investigated and we are asking anyone with information concerning Pharis’ whereabouts to contact the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department at 530-749-7779. Refer Yuba County Sheriff’s Department case 13-2454.
Name: Cook, Brian
White male adult - Case #11-1806
Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 190 lbs
Cook was last seen in April of 2011 in the area of the Fresh Market in Loma Rica. Cook was believed to have been walking back to his residence near Browns Valley and never returned home. The circumstances of his disappearance are suspicious.
Name: Dahms, Richard
White male adult - Case #11-5706
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195 lbs
Dahms was reported to have last been seen in the Linda area in December 2011 although his last known address is in Dobbins. He was believed to be walking home from the Marysville area and the circumstances of his disappearance are suspicious.