It seems like news of missing children spread like wild fire on Facebook these days, but we took a look back at children who may not have had the Internet to aide in search efforts. 

 

  • 1

    Andrew Amato

    Missing since Sept. 30, 1978

    Andrew has a one-inch long scar on the right side of his head at the hairline and a mole behind his right ear.

    Missing from: Webster, MA

    DOB: Feb 1, 1974

    Age Now: 43

    Sex: Male

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 2

    Judith Chartier

    Missing since June 5, 1982

    She left a party with a male companion, dropped him off and continued home, but was never seen again. She has a scar under her chin, a scar on her left wrist and a cap on her top left front tooth. She may get a red rash on her forehead and knuckles due to a medical condition.

    Missing from: Chelmsford, MA

    DOB: Aug. 12, 1964

    Age now: 53

    Sex: Female

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 3

    Jesus De La Cruz

    Missing since Sept. 28, 1996

    He was last seen walking on Park Street in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 28, 1996. Jesus has a scar above his left eye, a birthmark on his left calf, and a birthmark on the left side of his forehead. His left ear is pierced.

    Missing from: Lynn, MA

    DOB: Jan. 3, 1990

    Age now: 27

    Sex: Male

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 4

    John Doe 1988

    Date found Oct. 6, 1988

    An unidentified boy was found deceased in a small wooded area along Eldon Street in Dorchester within Suffolk County on October 6, 1988. The boy had been deceased a few days before being found. He is estimated to be 14-16 years old. He Stood approximately 5’04” tall and weighed around 130 lbs. He had short black cropped hair and brown eyes. The boy was found clothed wearing a gray sweater, blue shirt, blue jeans, red underwear, white socks and white Avia sneakers. A second young black male, approximately 17-20 years old was found deceased next to the boy. The second male is also unidentified. Both males appear to have died around the same time. Investigation into their deaths has revealed that both males may have been from or had ties to the Bronx, New York area. The image above is a facial reconstruction completed by a NCMEC Forensic Artist and depicts what the boy may have looked like in life.

    Location found: Dorchester, MA

    Estimated age: 14-16

    Sex: Male

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 5

    Jennifer Fey

    Missing since Nov. 14, 1989

    She was last seen leaving her home. She has a scar over her eyebrow.

    Missing from: Brockton, MA

    DOB: Dec. 25, 1972

    Age now: 44

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 6

    Rhonda Labbe

    Missing since Aug. 8, 1974

    She was last seen on August 8, 1974. Rhonda may go by the name Susan.

    Missing from: Lowell, MA

    DOB: Oct 3, 1956

    Age now: 60

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 7

    Catherine Malcolmson

    Missing since Aug. 13, 1985

    She was riding her bike to work and has not been seen since. Catherine's hair is naturally brown but it may be bleached blonde. She has a scar on her forehead, a dimple on her right cheek, and pierced ears. Catherine was wearing a silver ring and two bracelets when she was last seen. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.

    Missing from: Stow, MA

    DOB: Apr 17, 1969

    Age now: 48

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 8

    Melanie Melanson

    Missing since Oct. 27, 1989

    Melanie was last seen on the evening of October 27, 1989 at a party. She never returned home and has not been seen or heard from since. When Melanie was last seen, she had braces on her teeth.

    Missing from: Woburn, MA

    DOB: Nov. 1, 1974

    Age now: 42

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 9

    Angelo Puglisi

    Missing since Aug. 21, 1976

    He was last seen swimming at a public pool about 100 yards from his home. He has 3 scars along his spine and a discoloration on his chest. His nickname is Andy. FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED.

    Missing from: Lawrence, MA

    DOB: Sept. 2, 1965

    Age now: 52

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 10

    Deborah Quimby

    Missing since May 3, 1977

    She was last seen riding her bicycle to her grandmother's home near Townsend, Massachusetts, on May 3, 1977.

    Missing from: Townsend, MA

    DOB: Oct. 9, 1963

    Age now: 53

    National Center for Missing and Exploited Children