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Michael Madden

A young man goes missing after leaving to meet friends at a campsite

  • Last updated: October 9, 2023
  • Twain Harte, CA
  • August 13, 1996

Overview of Michael Madden

Michael Madden planned to meet friends at Sand Bar Flat near Sonora, California on August 10, 1986 for camping and fishing. He left his family's residence at approximately 5:00 a.m. on that day and left a note for his mother explaining his plans.

Michael brought his dog, Matilda, his camping gear, and his fishing gear with him to the campsite. He had camped and fished at Sand Bar Flat with his father several times and was very familiar with the area. Michael's friends arrived at the designated location at Sand Bar Flat at approximately 2:00 a.m. on August 12, 1996. There was no sign of Madden or Matilda at the scene, but his gear was found near a freshly-made fire. Michael has never been seen or heard from again.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Michael Madden, please contact the Tuolumne Sheriffs Department at (209) 533-5815.


  1. Date Missing:August 13, 1996
  2. Birthday:November 22, 1976
  3. Current Age:47
  4. Age at Incident:20
  5. NAMUS Number:MP4473
  6. Race:Caucasian / White
  7. Gender:Male
  8. Height:6'2"
  9. Weight:200 lbs
  10. Hair Color:Brown
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