Thursday, August 26, 2010

Search for Park Ranger Missing Since 1980 Continues

At 2 PM on January 13, 1980, Paul Fugate, the only member of the permanent staff at Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona on duty that day, walked out of his office to check out a nature trail. He left instructions with the only other person, a seasonal employee, that if he wasn’t back before 4:30 to begin to shut down without him.

Fugate appeared to walk down toward the Monument entrance and was never seen again. No trace of the ranger was ever found despite extensive searches by the National Park Service, The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, The Bureau of Land Management, the US Forest Service, The Southern Arizona Search and Rescue Association, Customs, The Border Patrol and Fugate’s many friends.

All that was missing from Fugate’s home were the clothes he was wearing and his National Park Service keys.

Despite some evidence of a crime having been committed nothing has ever been uncovered to explain Fugate’s disappearance. He left behind a wife, Dody, a mother Mrs. Braxton Fugate, two brothers, three sisters, many friends with a vast hole in their lives.


The Cochise County Sheriff's Department has not given up on trying to find the answer to Paul Fugate's disappearance.  On August 25, 2010 the Sheriff's Department searched several old wells and other sites for possible bodily remains.  They are also asking for any information that may have come out in the public domain.  Anyone with information is urged to call (520) 432-9500.


Paul Fugate not long before his disappearance in 1980

4 comments:

  1. Federal Park Employees Are Involved In A Huge Cover up. Thousands of people have Mysteriously disapeard from National Parks. The National parks Employees have continually held back vital information about these cases.We really need a whistle blower to come clean with the truth about what they have discovered during their investigations. The victims and their families deserve the truth.

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    1. David Paulides.....he'll get it done!

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    2. I just lost my nearly completed reply and it was very important. I would like anybody out there who can help me make contact to Doty Fugate, any living close family members if Paul Fugate and lastly the retired police officer and friend if Paul Fugate who witnessed the green truck speeding through Wilcox, he had police composite sketches made and I really am interested in seeing those sketches, its extremely important to me. I can be reached at this phone number 575-312-0108 at anytime, anyday, all ways!! Please whoever can get me these people to call me and or me in touch with them it would be very appreciative and the sooner this is handled and I can speak to someone, the better. Hopefully Mrs. Doty Fugate first and foremost and Paul Fugates retired Police officer friend would also be fantastic. I will need them to identify themselves to me for very personal and private reasons. Otherwise I will not talk to them. I am not interested in anything except the specific requests I have come here to get the correct and right answers, pleaae. Thank you if anyone has these contacts directly and they're exact, that will be wonderful.

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  2. Federal Park Employees Are Involved In A Huge Cover up. Thousands of people have Mysteriously disapeard from National Parks. The National parks Employees have continually held back vital information about these cases.We really need a whistle blower to come clean with the truth about what they have discovered during their investigations. The victims and their families deserve the truth.

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