Russell John Mort- New York- 1982 May 17, 2015 1:30:20 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 17, 2015 1:30:20 GMT -5
(left: Russell John Mort circa 1982, right: Age-progressed to 34 credit: FBI.Gov and/or NCMEC):
Missing Child/Person Profile as of May 17th, 2015 (based on missingkids.com, FBI website):
Missing Since: May 5, 1982
Missing From: Niagara Falls, NY
DOB: Sep 4, 1979
Age Now: 35
Hair Color: Lt. Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 30 lbs
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The FBI has teamed up with the Niagara County Sheriff's office in the hopes of finally solving the missing child case of Russell John Mort, who disappeared over 33 years ago. Below is the Charley Project description of the case:
Russell was last seen playing in the sandbox in his family's fenced backyard at their residence at Lynch's Trailer Park on River Road in Wheatfield, New York on May 5, 1982. Russell's mother went inside their home for to repair one of his toys. She stated she was gone for less than five minutes, perhaps less than one minute. Upon her return outside, she discovered her son was missing. The gate in the fence was still closed and was locked from the outside. Russell has never been seen again.
An unidentified Caucasian male and female are wanted for questioning regarding Russell's disappearance. The couple was spotted in the area of the Russell family's home at the same time the child vanished. No one saw the couple interact with Russell and it is not known if they are connected to his case, but investigators would like to question them as possible witnesses, if nothing more. The sketches of the unknown individuals are posted below. The female had dark brown curly hair and was in her early to mid-twenties in 1982. The male had light brown hair and a moustache. He was in his late twenties to early thirties in 1982. The couple was seen riding in a white 1965 or older Corvette with a black convertible top the day Russell vanished. They were last seen in the area of Hyde Park Boulevard and Packer Road.
Some officials do not believe Russell was abducted; they think it more likely that he fell into the Niagara River, which runs only about 100 yards from his home, and that his body was swept away. However, there is no evidence beyond conjecture to support this theory.
In 2005, a man from Texas contacted authorities and stated he believed he was Russell. The individual was adopted, and stated his adoptive parents gave evasive answers when he asked about his history. He decided he may be Russell after he saw the child profiled on a missing persons website. Authorities tested the Texas man's DNA against DNA from Russell's family, but the samples did not match.
Russell's case remains unsolved.
Thoughts? As mentioned on some other sites it doesn't make sense Russell accidentally fell into the Niagara River since he was in a fenced-in backyard. In my opinion, this sounds like an abduction case. I will post the sketches of the people of interest from the Charley Project below. I think it is imperative they be located whether they had anything to do with Russell's disappearance or not.
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