Travis Holley

Travis Holley was born on May 3rd, 1970 in San Diego County California. His father died when he was young, so he lived with his mother until she passed away when he was 17 years old. He had been living alone since then. When he turned 18, Travis moved out of his mom’s house and into his own place where he stayed for almost a year before moving back to live at home again. He was living alone again after he got married to his wife Carleen in 1999. They have two children together: a son named Travis Jr., and a daughter named Carleen.

On August 6th, 2001, Travis Holley went missing from his home in San Marcos, CA. On August 7th, 2002, his body was found in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.

According to reports, Travis Holley was last seen leaving his home around 10 p.m. on August 5th, and never returned home. He left behind several items including his wallet, keys, cell phone and some cash.

A few days later, a man claiming to be Travis’ brother called 911 saying that he thought someone might have killed him. He told the operator that he had gone to check on his brother and found him dead in their backyard in Joshua Tree National Park.

He was covered in dirt and ants, leading the police to believe that he had been buried for up to a year. It’s still unknown if this caller was really Travis’ brother.

The mystery deepens as there is no record of any sibling claiming Travis Holley as their brother. There is no death certificate on file for him, so it can’t be proven that he is dead at all.

The case has gone cold and nobody knows for sure what happened to Travis Holley.

Travis Holley could still be alive, living a new life under a new name. If this is the case, his family and friends would like to tell him that they love him and want him to come home.

The police would also like to find him and question him about the identity of the man who reported his death. Travis Holley has a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to finding him. If you have any information or believe you may have seen him, call the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department at (866) 834-9503.

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