NorCal man vanishes while running errands, wife says


A man in Northern California has been missing since Aug. 2, and his disappearance has troubled family and friends.

“It’s a total mystery,” said Michele Stivers, wife of John Stivers, who disappeared Aug. 2. “None of it makes sense.”

His wife said the camp owner, who lives in Copperopolis, California, disappeared while out to commission.

The 52-year-old father and husband were last seen at his home in Copperopolis. John Stivers owns Lake Tulloch RV Campground and Marina in Jamestown.

Michele Stivers said her husband planned to stop at the bank in Sonora before going to work at the camp.


She said her husband made a bank deposit, but never appeared for work. After 9:30 p.m., after Michele Stivers texted and phoned her husband several times, she reportedly disappeared from the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s office.

“He had a plan,” Stivers said. “He went to the camp and told his workers that he was on his way, then he went to get the RV and bring it home.”

Stivers said she and her husband, along with their 14-year-old daughter, planned to travel to Tahoe for a camping trip the next morning.

Deputies located Stiver’s car parked on Campo Seco Road in Jamestown on Aug. 2, but Stivers was nowhere in sight, the agency said via Facebook. Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigation division at 209-694-2900.

“There’s really no lead,” Stivers said through tears. “I have no real information.”

In the meantime, the family is hopeful. They’re offering a $ 10,000 reward for anyone with detailed information leading to her husband’s location, Michele Stivers said.

“It’s just unexplored,” Stivers said. “I can’t imagine it and yet I live it.”

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