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Brian Eric Carlstrom Missing Since August 9, 1986 From Helendale California

Missing Person Las Vegas Brian Carlstrom

August 9, 1986, Brian Eric Carlstrom left his friend’s house in Silver Lakes Calif., apparently headed for Las Vegas, Nev. on the evening of August 9, 1986.  There was a possible sighting of Brian at the Saddle West Casino in Pahrump.

Brian Carlstrom, 1978 Ford F250 truck, was found with all his personal belongings untouched, 20 miles North of Pahrump, in remote area of the desert. The truck was found thrashed, on a steep mountain rutted dirt road.  Most of his belongings…work boots suitcase, etc. were in the bed and bounced out along the way, showing how hard it was driven to get it where it was found.

Gene posted a response on the LA Times:

Re “A Couple Disappear in Bermuda Triangle of Death Valley” by Ann Japenga (Dec. 21):

My son’s disappearance Aug. 9, 1986, has too many parallels to this case (the disappearance of Barry and Louise Berman last Jan. 6) to make it coincidental. His vehicle was found about 20 miles northeast of Pahrump, Nev., about five weeks later. It was a pickup truck, he a flannel-shirt individual. It (his truck) also looked as if it were being left for a short time with various articles left intact.

We have experienced the same frustration as the Bermans as that, by the nature of the case, there is no real evidence of a crime. I have made several air searches over the area myself, being a licensed commercial pilot, all at my own expense. We also had to conduct our own ground search using volunteers from among his old high school and neighborhood peer group. We have distributed several hundred flyers several times through the area offering a $5,000 reward.

We believe there is a crime, and now there is a pattern: Both vehicles were found in remote, hard-to-get-to areas; (both disappearances) were in the Death Valley triangle; vehicles were left as if they would be returned to at any time; no reasons for suicide. Berman is an heir to much wealth. My son, Brian Eric Carlstrom, is a principal in a multi-million-dollar personal injury suit with a worldwide corporation.

I have a feeling that this mystery is truly encompassed in the Death Valley triangle. I have a feeling that there will be more victims with means before this mystery is solved.


Brian Eric Carlstrom
Born December 06, 1959
Brian is described as:
6 feet tall at 190 to 200 pounds
Blond hair blue eyes and full beard
Scares: 80% burn scars: Particularly both of his arms, his upper torso and on the right side of his neck
Wearing Light Colored Shirt and Denim pants

Please Contact:
San Bernardino County Sheriff Department
Victor Valley Station
11613 Bartlett Avenue
City of Adelanto
California, 92301

Phone: 760-552-6833

WeTip at 1 800 78CRIME (800 782 7463)
San Bernardino Co. Sheriff Department 909-387-3695

Saddle West Hotel Casino RV Resort, 1220 South Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048
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