A South Carolina woman yesterday contacted police to file a missing person report on her son, who left home to follow the Grateful Dead nearly 20 years ago.
Margaretta Evans, 63, told a Myrtle Beach Police Department officer that “she has not seen or heard from her son since early June of 1995,” according to a police report.
Evans “advised that he left to follow the Grateful Dead at that time,” reported Officer Traci Chanaca.
The missing man, Jason Patrick Callahan, would now be 38, Evans told police. She described him as “approximately 5’ 10” to 6’ 00” in height and approximately 160 pounds” with “wavy brown hair and brown eyes.”
While the police report does not indicate why Evans waited two decades to report her son missing, the notification appears connected to the recent social media interest in the 1995 death of an unidentified man dubbed “Grateful Doe.”