Above: Sammy circa, 1968
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: December 14, 1968
Missing From: Monterey, Monterey County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: July 8, 1955
Age: 13 years old
Height and Weight: 4’8″ and 75 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Male, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Sammy might use the nickname “Sam”
Details of Disappearance
Sammy was last seen on December 14th 1968 in Monterey, California. He was with a friend, Alfred Grimes, who is also missing. They both had gotten up early that morning to go fishing at Fisherman’s Wharf which was something they were known to do.
A bus driver remembered seeing the two of them at the bus stop at 4:30 am and spoke to Alfred at some point. He let the two boys off at Del Monte Avenue which was near the Wharf. Neither of the boys were ever seen or heard from again. Alfred’s father went out to look for the boys when his son didn’t return by 5:00 pm and called the police when he couldn’t find them.
Investigators have considered the possibility that both boys drowned while fishing. Despite this, the circumstances of their disappearance are unknown and no traces have ever been found either boy. It’s possible they were sighted in Cannery Row after they went missing.
At the time of his disappearance, Sammy lived in the 3100 block of Ninole Drive. Alfred and Sammy remain missing and their case unsolved.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Monterey County Sheriffs Office 531-755-3722