SHOW / EPISODE

The Scarecast Files #12: The Disappearance of David Gonzales

Season 8
11m | Jun 3, 2024

In this Scarecast Files episode, we delve into the mysterious disappearance and tragic death of 9-year-old David Gonzales. On the morning of July 31st, 2004, during a camping trip at Big Bear Lake, David vanished without a trace while attempting to retrieve a box of cookies from the family truck just 50 yards away from the Big Bear campground. Despite a massive search effort, David's remains was only discovered a year later, raising more questions than answers. Was it a mountain lion attack, a kidnapping, or something more sinister? Join us as we explore the theories, the investigation, and the unanswered questions surrounding this heartbreaking case. Tune in to unravel the mystery and pay tribute to David's memory.


Old Chair Photography Lab Location (David's Memorial Accross Street - Unconfirmed): 39185 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333

Instagram Video: https://www.instagram.com/p/C7Xs6TjP76x/


Instagram Comments Mentioned:

@camelia1506 - Just terrible but glad that his remains were found to help parents have closure with their son. Otherwise parents would be still looking for him. Rip little angel.

@cesar_chingon_number_1 - I was just a little kid still when this happened. And strangely to this day i think alot about this little boys missing case. A few years ago i took my jeep to big bear and several times after that one day after wheeling i was airing up my tires , i looked over and there he was. His smiling face just as i remembered seeing him on tv. Its a memorial plaque located across the street from old chair photography lab in fawnskin Ca. If you ever go there please be respectful and say a prayer for little David. May he rest in peace. We may never know the truth of what happened to him.

@jessneedsaninstaa - ight ?! I have a 9 year old as well and I am so paranoid I won’t let her walk to the mailbox without her holding one of our dogs and me and the other dogs watching from the door!! You never know who is lurking, or who is even living next door or across the street. Always be aware and alert !!!

@mikeperrry620 - Kids go outside and play all the time without parents watching. It's ridiculous to blame the mom, the car was only fifty feet away.

@noddika - I knew him, he was a twin. His mom used to make dresses for me when I was little. Last time I saw him he was jumping on the bed with his brother while we picked up one of my dresses. It was so terrible when we heard what happened. Be kind in the comments, the family went through a lot. 🤍


Sources

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2005-jun-03-me-bones3-story.html

https://www.espn.com/outdoors/hunting/news/story?id=2075458

https://mountainlion.org/2005/06/03/lion-attack-theory-abandoned/

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=124433&page=1

https://www.recordnet.com/story/news/2004/08/06/search-goes-on-for-missing/50697700007/




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