Barry Butler O’Brien
O'Brien, approximately 1992
Date reported missing : 02/01/1992
Missing location (approx) :
Ben Lomond, California
Missing classification : Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/15/1958 (62)
Age at the time of disappearance: 33 years old
Height / Weight : 6'2, 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, green eyes. O'Brien may spell his last name "O'Brian" or use the last name Fowler. His nickname is Jewels. He has a bullet wound scar on his knee, a scar on his right wrist and a tattoo of the letter B on his right forearm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : O'Brien was last seen in Ben Lomond, California on February 1, 1992. He has never been heard from again. He was a self-employed woodcutter who lived out of his vehicle and had no permanent address; his last known address was in the Boulder Creek, California area.
Prior to his disappearance, O'Brien frequented the San Lorenzo Valley area of California. He had talked about going to visit Oregon. Few details are available in his case.
Other information and links : ncy
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Santa Cruz Sentinel
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