Breck Phelps

  • Cold Case (Missing)

About Breck Phelps's case

According to source, Fisherman Breck Phelps is unfortunately still missing following an intense four-day search. Search and rescue teams were on scene near Donnell Vista yesterday from surrounding counties like Calaveras, Alpine, Fresno and Stanislaus. A Blackhawk Helicopter from the National Guard, and CHP Helicopter, flew overhead, while the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Swift Water Technical Team repelled into the water and crevices looking for any signs or clues. However, Phelps could not be located. The Sheriff’s Office reports that the active search will now be scaled back. Although there is no indication of criminal involvement, as standard protocol, the case is being handed over to the Detective Unit to open up a missing person case. Anyone with information about the missing man is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 209-533-5815. Phelps left to go fishing on either Friday, September 31, or Saturday, October 1, 2016. A friend located his car over the weekend parked along Highway 108 about a fourth of a mile from the Donnell Vista Point. It was parked near a trail that Phelps had used previously when going fishing. He was reported missing on October 3, 2016.

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Investigative Details

  • Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Suicide Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
  • Cause of Death: Not Applicable

Significant Dates

  • Reported Missing: Monday, October 3, 2016 (8 years ago)
  • Date Found: No Date Available

Administrative Details

Monday, January 8, 2024 (5 months ago)

Missing NPF Public Identification Number (MPID) 10148

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