Knadjian, approximately 1972
Date reported missing : 07/24/1972
Missing location (approx) :
Yosemite National Park, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/09/1952 (69)
Age at the time of disappearance: 20 years old
Height / Weight : 5'6 - 5'11, 150 - 182 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A red, white and blue short-sleeved polo shirt with the word "vote", light blue bell-bottom jeans, desert boots with beige canvas tops, a black belt, an orange Omega Sea Master wristwatch with a black band, and "mod" style sunglasses with square lenses and brown rims. Carrying a 35mm Pentax camera with a zoom lens and a shoulder strap.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Knadjian's nickname is Dik (sometimes spelled "Dick"). He has a dark-colored mole on the back of his right hand near his wrist. He is of Armenian descent and speaks English with a pronounced British accent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Knadjian was last seen atÂ Camp Curry VillAge at the time of disappearance: in Yosemite National Park in California on July 24, 1972. He asked the registration desk attendant how to get to Half Dome. He has never been heard from again.
Knadjian was a medical student at Cambridge University in England at the time of his disappearance. He was vacationing in the U.S. with plans to visit Florida after his stay at Yosemite. He is presumed to have gotten lost or injured in the wilderness.
Other information and links : ncy
Yosemite National Park Service
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
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October 12, 2004. May 7, 2018; picture added, Description, clothing, jewerly and more : updated.
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