Jesse Glen Pinegar
Pinegar, approximately 2008; Pinegar's shoulder tattoo
Date reported missing : 03/24/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Kalalau Valley, Hawaii
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/28/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 6'1 - 6'2, 170 - 185 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Pinegar has a tattoo of a Celtic tree of life on his right shoulder and a tattoo of a Celtic boar on the left side of his abdomen. A photo of the shoulder tattoo is posted with this case summary. Pinegar had a light beard at the time of his disappearance. He has previously fractured his arm and his ankle.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Pinegar flew to Hawaii from his home in Orem, Utah for a vacation in January 2008. He hiked into the Kalalau Valley and set up a campsite five miles from the trailhead. He stayed in contact with his family by cellular phone. They last heard from him on March 24, 2008. He told them he was going to take one last hike before coming back home to attend a family event. He has never been seen again.
After his disappearance, another hiker found Pinegar's campsite abandoned with all his personal belongings, including his clothing, camping equipment and iPod. Only his wallet, cellular phone and backpack were missing. His case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Kauai Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Honolulu Advertiser
Interactive Missing Person Search Map