(Photo provided by daughter Risa Balcom)

UPDATE 12/4: Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Press Release:

On 11-28-2012, approximately 5:00 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing person identified as Bryan Balcom. Deputies responded to the Balcom’s home in the 6800 block of Rohnerville Road, Hydesville and met with a female relative. The relative told the  deputies she left town on 11-20-2012, and when she returned on 11-28-2012 Balcom was gone. She had no idea where he went. Deputies interviewed neighbors who told them they had not  seen Balcom since 11-20-2012.

Deputies located Balcom’s car keys and driver’s license in his residence. His vehicles were also at his residence. Balcom has medical issues.

Balcom is described as: 51 years old, 5’8” tall, 180 lbs, green eyes, brown long hair. Last seen
wearing tan shorts and a pink shirt.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding Balcom is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.


Brian  Bryan Balcom, a 53 51 year old from Hydesville, was last seen on Thanksgiving Day.  He has gray hair and last seen he had no facial hair. He is 5‘9” and has lost weight since this photo.  His family is extremely worried.  They say he has been talking to himself and acting unusually.  If you have seen him, please email Risa, his daughter, at Risabalcom  @  yahoo.com.