On September 2, 1989, 41-year-old Ronald Sallee set out with some friends to spend Labor Day weekend camping in the Sierra National Forest. The men planned to hike through the Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Cassidy Trail to the San Joaquin River and fish. According to Ron's friends, during the hike, Ronald slipped and when he got back up he was acting strangely. Over the last mile of the hike to the river campsite, Ron became separated from the others. He never made it to the campsite. They shot rounds into the air in an attempt to let him know where they were but he never showed. Ronald Sallee was never seen or heard from again.
Several days later, he was reported missing and the search began. No trace of Ron or the belongings he had with him have ever been found. Ron has now been missing for almost 29 years. His daughter, Meghan, was just 6-years-old when he disappeared and she's still looking for answers.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Ronald Sallee, please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770.
The episode was co-researched and written by Marissa Jones and Anna Priestland.