Douglas Chapman- Maine- 1971 Dec 9, 2015 11:38:15 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Dec 9, 2015 11:38:15 GMT -5
(Pictured: Above: Left: Douglas, circa 1971 Right: Age-progression to 43 (circa 2011)
Missing Child/Person Profile as of December 9th, 2015: (based on Charley Project, missingkids.com)
Full Name: Douglas Charles Chapman
Missing Since: June 2, 1971 from Alfred, Maine
Date Of Birth: February 5, 1968
Age (at time of disappearance): 3 years old
Age (as of 12/9/2015): 47 years old
Height and Weight: 3'0, 35 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, blue eyes. Douglas has a mole on his right shoulder. His nickname is Dougie.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red and blue plaid shirt, blue or red pants, and loafers.
TIPS: Anyone having information should contact 1-800-THE-LOST or the Maine State Police - Missing Persons Unit 1-207-657-3030
From The Charley Project:
Douglas was last seen outside of his family's mobile home on Alfred Gore Road in Alfred, Maine at 10:30 a.m. on June 2, 1971. He was playing in a sand pile approximately 25 yards in front of his residence and his mother was inside talking on the telephone. When she went out to check on her son, he was gone. Douglas has never been heard from again. An extensive community search lasting several days turned up no sign of him. The area around Douglas's home is rural, heavily wooded, brushy and swampy. An extensive search of the area, involving hundreds of volunteers, turned up no indication of the child's whereabouts. Authorities originally believed he wandered away and became lost; however, this possibility is now deemed unlikely since he was never located.
Police tracker dogs traced Douglas's scent through a field, past an apple orchard onto a farm, and down the driveway to the main road. The scent apparently stopped there; Douglas's father, who was an auxiliary police officer in 1971, believes he may have been placed in a vehicle at that location. Douglas's dog did not bark when the child disappeared, something his mother finds odd as the two were very close.
Douglas's case was reopened in 1993 at the request of his father. His parents are now divorced and his mother moved to New York after his disappearance. His case is unsolved.
Thoughts? It seems there are really only two possibilities- 1. Douglas wandered off and tragically died by accident or 2. Douglas was abducted by a stranger.
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