Nicholas Barclay - Texas - 1994 Jul 21, 2014 5:53:33 GMT -5
Post by HeadMarshal on Jul 21, 2014 5:53:33 GMT -5
(Above: Nicholas, circa 1994. Photo Credit: Charley Project)
Nicholas Barclay is missing from San Antonio, Texas. He was aired on AMW on Jul 17, 1999.
Nicholas had a troubled life growing up, as he had broken into a convenience store, stole a pair of shoes and threatened a teacher. He was last seen playing basketball with his friends on June 13, 1994, he called his home and wanted his mother to pick him up, but his older brother didn't want to wake her up. Nicholas was never seen again. He disappeared one day before his sentencing hearing, where he could have been placed in a group home, which he was very opposed to. On Sept 25, 1994, the older brother claimed that Nicholas was trying to break into their home, but his mother and authorities doubt this.
Three years later, a French citizen named Frederic Bourdin assumed Nicholas's identity and called law enforcement from Spain, claiming he was Nicholas and he was a victim of a child sex ring. He was brought to Texas and identified as Nicholas by his sister, but many had their doubts, except for Nicholas's mother. Fingerprint testing by the FBI identified the man as Frederic. Frederic then made several contradicting statements and was sentenced to prison. After his release, Frederic then assumed the identity of two missing boys in Europe.
Nicholas's mother took two polygraph tests but failed one of them. Nicholas's older brother developed a cocaine addiction after the disappearance and died from an overdose in 1998.
Thoughts? The issue with this case is that there isn't enough evidence to suggest what actually happened to Nicholas. One would think that he may have become a runaway teenager to avoid his court date, however the older brother may have known details about the case, sadly we'll never know if he knew anything.
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