Summary of the case (chronologic)

  • 77-year-old man disappears from homesite in San Luis Valley between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday October 2, 2008
  • Homesite on Luke Road in the Trinchera Ranches Subdivision of Costilla County, Colorado (formerly Forbes Sangre de Cristo Ranches)
  • Reported missing the afternoon of 10/2/08 by his wife
  • No eyewitnesses have come forward
  • Remote rural road, cul-de-sac, only four other houses on the road
  • Jack's vehicle (white van) parked in the driveway
  • No visible signs of struggle
  • No visible signs of trauma (blood, tattered clothing, etc.)
  • No visible signs of forced entry to house or van
  • Car keys not found on floorboard of the van (expected location)
  • No physical signs of Jack on close interval search of the surrounding land (no tracks, clothing, blood, disturbed soil or vegetation, body)
  • No forensic examination of house or van was performed by local sheriff
  • Two of four neighbors assisted in the immediate search
  • One of four neighboring houses vacant at the time
  • The remaining neighbor has not been seen on Luke Road since October 2, 2008
  • The missing neighbor has a criminal record of felony sex offenses and history of confrontational behavior with neighbors