When an elderly World War II veteran and his loyal dog embark on a cross-country road trip, all goes smoothly until they reach The Big Lonely: a remote stretch of highway in the northern Nevada desert suspected to be a hunting ground for serial killers. The unexplained disappearance of man and dog launch an enormous search that yields nothing but mystery in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources mentioned in this episode:

Find Patrick Carnes (Family-Run Informational Site)

Patrick Carnes Missing–America’s Most Wanted Video Segment (Vimeo)

Elderly Man’s Disappearance Linked to Serial Killer? (KTNV)

I-Team: Is a Serial Killer Hunting Motorists in Northern Nevada? (8 News Now Las Vegas)

FBI Highway Serial Killings Initiative (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Missing Reno Man May Have Stopped in Elko (Elko Daily)

Missing: Judith Ellen Casida (Charley Project)

Crime Victimization in Adults with Severe Mental Illness: Comparison with the National Crime Victimization Survey (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Mentally Ill at Significant Risk of Becoming Murder Victims (MedScape)

Know something about Patrick or Judy’s disappearance? Say something! Your tip may mean everything to investigators and the families waiting for closure.

If you know anything about the disappearance of Patrick Carnes, please contact Secret Witness of Northern Nevada via their website or at 775-322-4900–you may remain anonymous if you wish. OR contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 775-623-6419.

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