In August of 1985, 19-year-old David Lovely and his family were moving from their home in California to Massachusetts. David’s mother and sister were driving the moving truck while David rode his maroon 1978 Model 1100 Yamaha motorcycle. Every 30 miles or so, the family would stop to check on one another. During one stop in Evanston, WY, David told his family he wanted to continue on and that he would meet up with them at the next rest stop. At some point, David stopped in Fort Bridger, WY and called his aunt from the Bingo Truck Stop to tell her that his motorcycle had broken down. He said another man, who also had a motorcycle, had helped him fix whatever the issue was. David asked to his aunt to relay this message to his family when they called her at their next stop. Sadly, this would be the last time David’s family would hear from him. Nine days later, his motorcycle was found by campers on a dirt road near Sweetwater County Airport in Rock Springs, WY, but there was no sign of David.If you have any information in regards to the whereabouts of David Lovely please call Sweetwater County, Wyoming Sheriff's Department 307-872-6350, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation 307-777-7181 or Huntington Beach, California Police Department 714-536-5641.This episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Erika Gwynn. To find more of Erika's work, please check out her podcast at https://www.apexandabyss.com.This episode was sponsored by:Ritual- Visit Ritual.com/Vanished for 10% off your first 3 months of Essential for Women vitamins.The RealReal- Shop in-store, online or download the app, and get 20% off select items with the promo code REAL.Sakara- Sakara is offering our listeners 20% off their first purchase when you go to https://www.sakara.com/vanished?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=vanished and enter code VANISHED at checkout.You can find new episodes of The Vanished, completely ad-free, only on Stitcher Premium. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code WONDERY.
Duration: 54 min