Charles Howard Bolter
Bolter, approximately 1972
Date reported missing : 12/23/1972
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/21/1903 (118)
Age at the time of disappearance: 69 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8, 180 pounds
Medical conditions : Bolter may have been suicidal at the time of his disappearance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Bolter's nickname is Bill.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Bolter was last seen at his home in Waterford, California on December 23, 1972. He has never been heard from again.
Nine days before his disappearance, he was robbed of $30,000 by three men. The men first took the money from his wallet, then one of them made Bolter drive him around in his own pickup truck for nearly four hours. They visited three banks and Bolter withdrew three $10,000 checks from his bank account and then cashed them and gave the money to the man.
Bolter's truck later was found parked along Highway 132 east of Waterford, with the keys still in the ignition. His loved ones stated he was despondent over the robbery and may have died by suicide. Bolter is a retired cattle rancher. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Modesto Bee
The Redlands Daily Facts
October 12, 2004. February 28, 2012; Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.
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