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Barry Kirk Pinder

On June 18, 1974, 21-year-old Barry Kirk Pinder was found murdered at his campsite inside MacKerricher State Park just north of Fort Bragg.  An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.

Neighboring campers reported seeing three to four male subjects in the campsite the prior evening along with a motorcycle.  The following day Pinder was found deceased underneath a picnic table and the motorcycle was no longer at the location.

Anyone with information in regards to the murder of Barry Kirk Pinder is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip-Line by calling 707-234-2100.

  • Age at time of disappearance: 21 years-old
  • Height: 6 feet 1 inch
  • Weight: 180 pounds
  • Hair: Blonde
  • MCSO Case#: 74-41358  Automated Report# 06-3774