Timothy Joseph Lynch

Above: Lynch, circa 2003


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 6, 2003 from Hawaii National Park, Hawaii
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1959
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'8, 180 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Lynch has a dark complexion and a muscular build. His nicknames are Tim and T.J. He has a surgical scar on his abdomen and a light brown abrasion scar on his lower back. Lynch may wear a goatee.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Lynch lived in Newburgh, Indiana at the time of his disappearance and was visiting Hawaii. He went hiking and taking pictures in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the end of of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii National Park, Hawaii on June 6, 2003, and never returned. On June 13, a week after his disappearance, Lynch's rental car was found at the entrance to the park, near active lava flows along the volcano's coast. There was no sign of Lynch at the scene. An extensive search failed to locate him.

    Lynch was on vacation in June 2003 and was supposed to fly to his home in Indiana on the day of his disappearance, but he never used his return ticket and his car was found at the Evansville, Indiana airport. He left most of his personal belongings at his hotel room.

    Lynch's estranged wife petitioned to have him declared legally dead in December 2005. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Warrick County Sheriff's Department

    Hawaii County Police Department


    Source Information
    Hawaii County Police Department
    Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Homepage
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 29, 2006; details of disappearance updated.

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