Kevin Collins- California- 1984 Sept 14, 2019 2:01:54 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 14, 2019 2:01:54 GMT -5
(Above: Left: Kevin, circa 1984; Right: Age-progression to age 39 (circa 2013); Photo Credits: Charley Project and/or National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
(Above: Dan Therrien (possible suspect in Kevin's disappearance) in the early 1980s; Therrien, circa 2008. Photo Credits: Charley Project)
Missing Child or Adult Profile as of September 14th, 2019: (Based on Charley Project and/or NCMEC's missingkids.org website profiles)
Full Name: Kevin Andrew McCarthy Collins
Missing Since: 2/10/1984
Missing From: San Francisco, California
Date of Birth: 1/24/1974
Age (at time of disappearance): 10 years old
Height and Weight (at time of disappearance): 4'6, 72 pounds
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A San Francisco Giants jacket and his school uniform, which consisted of a white short-sleeved dress shirt, a dark green sweater, brown corduroy pants and beige Nike sneakers.
Medical Conditions: Kevin has dyslexia, a learning disability which makes it difficult for him to read.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, gray/green eyes. Kevin has freckles on his face and a small horizontal scar on his tongue
TIPS: Anyone having information should call 1-800-THE-LOST or the San Francisco Police (California) - Missing Persons Unit - at 1-415-553-0123 or Your Local FBI Office
From The Charley Project:
Details of Disappearance
Kevin was last seen at approximately 6:40 p.m. on February 10, 1984 in his hometown of San Francisco, California. He was last seen sitting on a bench at a bus stop on the corner of Oak Street and Masonic Avenue, waiting for a bus to take him home from basketball practice.
He was witnessed talking at the bus stop to a blond man about six feet tall, in his twenties or thirties. The man was accompanied by a large black dog, possibly a Great Dane or similar breed. He has never been heard from again.
It is possible that Kevin was abducted by two Caucasian men driving a four-door royal blue 1967 Ford Galaxy, but that report has never been confirmed.
The northern California child killer Jon Dunkle is possible suspect in his case. His three known victims physically resembled Kevin and were in roughly the same age group. Dunkel has never been charged in connection with Kevin's case, however.
Dan Leonard Therrien was questioned as a possible suspect in Kevin's disappearance in 1984, and police searched his apartment, with his permission. He used several alias dates of birth and alias names, including Raymond William Stewart, Kelly Lee Dawson, and Kelly Sean Stewart, and the San Francisco police knew him as Wayne D. Jackson.
He lived across the street from Kevin's school, had a history of sex crimes against children, he resembled the man with the dog that was seen talking to Kevin before his disappearance, and he owned a large black Doberman dog.
Photographs of Therrien are posted with this case summary. Two witnesses at the time failed to pick him out of a lineup, the search of his home yielded nothing, and he was released.
Unbeknownst to the San Francisco police, at the time they questioned him, Therrien was wanted for kidnapping and sexually assaulting two thirteen-year-old boys. He had been arrested for the crime, but skipped bail and fled the country before the case was resolved.
Therrien was still in San Francisco and was living under an alias name when he died of natural causes in 2008. In early 2013, authorities renewed the investigation and searched his former residence again. They found some bones under the apartment building's garage, but believe they are animal bones.
Kevin was in the fourth grade at St. Agnes School when he disappeared. He the sixth of ten children in an Irish Catholic family, and resided in the 2500 block of Sutter Street in San Francisco. His siblings ranged in age from 7 to 19 years old in 1984. One cousin and one foster child were also living in the Collins residence.
Authorities do not believe Kevin ran away from home, as he got along well with his family and was not having any problems except for being bullied at school. His parents divorced amicably five after his disappearance. In 1994, they held a memorial service for him.
His father founded a missing children's organization, the Kevin Collins Foundation, but it closed in 1996 due to financial constraints. Kevin's case remains unsolved. His mother still lives in the local area, but his father has since moved out of the United States. His case remains unsolved.
NCMEC link: api.missingkids.org/poster/ncmc/600782/1
Thoughts? I should note we did have a previous thread on Kevin's case but it was not properly formatted for the forum. The poster who posted I haven't seen on our site in a long time but just in case he ever comes across our site again, I wanted to let him know he didn't do anything wrong, I just reformatted the thread so it would be easier to read and he is more than welcome to come back and post cases again
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