Lost Boys of Arizona

My last blog focused on cold cases of young girls in Arizona, however the recent identification of the skeletal remains of missing 10 year old Jesse Wilson is a stark reminder that males are just as at risk as females. Sadly, there are just as many reported missing males and unidentified John Doe Jrs as there are Janes/Females; numbers that are absolutely astonishing and frightening.  Many of the unidentified remains are Hispanic, making me think that maybe they are remains of undocumented immigrants. Their families probably think they are living the American dream, but in reality they never got the chance to try.

Jesse Wilson disappeared in July 2016 from his home in Buckeye Arizona, and for two years police treated his case as if he was a runaway. Three months ago his remains were found less than six miles from his home and police are considering his death to be a homicide. One has to wonder if the police had initially treated his case as an abduction he would have been found sooner, or maybe even still be alive.

Ten-year-old Jesse Wilson disappeared from his family home in the Sundance neighborhood of Buckeye, Arizona in the early morning hours of July 18, 2016. (Buckeye Police Department)

13 year old Alexander Roberts went missing July 29th 1960

13 year old Robert Parks went missing on April 11, 1974

10 year old Randy Parscale, Missing since April 7, 1979

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13 year old Brian Bleyl, Missing since February 28, 1981

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John Doe Jr, Found April 22, 1982, in a remote area of the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Maricopa County, Arizona. The John Doe is believed to be between 13 and 15 years of age. No clothing or personal artifacts were recovered. Based on the condition of the remains, it is suspected he could have died as early as 1979. The featured reconstruction is an artist’s rendering of what the John Doe may have looked like. Anyone with information should contact the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, reference case number DR 82-08291 or the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office, reference case number 82-0785. ( I am going to call in to make sure they’ve ruled out Robert Parks, Brian Bleyl and Randy Parscale. See Above)

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1 year old Jayson Pearce, Missing since April 18, 1983

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16-18 year old John Doe Jr found on April 5, 1988,  partially buried in a remote desert wash south of Valencia Road, near Ryan Airfield in Tucson, Arizona (Pima County). He had an extra left rib and may have experienced “pinched-nerve” symptoms as a result.  Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML88-0380.

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13 year old Myron Traylor, Missing since July 27, 1988

16-18 year old John Doe Jr found June 8, 1990,  in a holding tank at a water treatment plant in Phoenix, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Phoenix Police Department, reference case number 00330884

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12 year old James Hendrickson, last seen on June 12, 1991.

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13 year old Brad Hansen, last seen November 10, 1995 after a fight with a classmate in Phoenix, Arizona.

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10 year old Kristopher Loesch, Missing since August 31, 2000

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John Doe Jr found May 22, 2001, found in the attic of a local mortuary in Flagstaff, Arizona. (It is believed that these remains were originally found in the late 1950’s in the area of Williams, Arizona!)  Anyone with information should contact the Flagstaff Police Department, reference case number 2001-10911 or the Coconino County Public Health Services District Medical Examiner Office, reference case number 01-162.

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3 year old Ptah Diamond, missing since May 27, 2001

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13 year old Justin Richardson, Missing since July 2, 2001

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14 year old Jesse Florez, Missing since September 14th, 2001 from Phoenix Arizona.

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14-18 year old John Dr Jr, Found August 18, 2002, wrapped in an off-white colored blanket. Feather shaped keys were found with the John Doe and have been identified as “feather lite” luggage keys. A key ring with a “Fry’s Food Stores” membership card attached was also located near the body.

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14-18 year Old John Doe Jr Found on July 15, 2003, in GuVo Village in Pima County, Arizona (Tohono O’€™Odham Nation Reservation). The decedent was found wearing a rosary around his neck. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML03-1214.

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16-18 year old John Doe Jr, found February 11, 2004, in Mesa, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Mesa Police Department, reference case number 20040420916.

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3 year old Christian Diaz-Borjas, Missing since March 25, 2005

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4 year old Leonardo Diaz-Borjas, Missing since March 25, 2005

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16-18 year old John Doe Jr, Found July 18, 2005, in Sells, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML05-1295.

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1 year old Samuel Robinson, Missing since September 30, 2006. (Possible parental abduction)

2 year old Ephraim Richeson, missing since October 22, 2007

16-17 year old John Doe, Found December 3, 2007, in Casa Grande, Arizona. The decedent was found wearing blue jeans, a black leather belt with a white metal chain and a white metal belt buckle that says USA, and a watch (Tommy Hilfiger€ brand). Other items found near the body include a black and yellow backpack, a religious book, and deodorant.  Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML07-2219.

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15 year old John Doe, Found January 19, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML08-0140.

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13 year old Erick Salguero Franco, missing since May 16, 2008.

15-18 year old John Doe Jr, Found August 1, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML08-01472.

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13 year old Jose Henriquez-Diaz, missing since June 3, 2007

14-18 year old John Doe Jr, Found August 1, 2008, in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML08-01472.

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14-18 year old John Doe Jr, found July 11, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML10-01380.

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6 year old William Ruthenberg missing since August 21, 2012

15-18 year old John Doe Jr, Found on June 23, 2012 in Queenswell, Arizona. Anyone with information should contact the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner, reference case number ML12-01485 or the Tohono O’Odham Police Department reference case number 120623222.

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15 year old Treyozie Hardman last seen on October 13, 2015

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1 year old Evan Cox, missing since September 13, 2016

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15 year old Lester Torres, missing since December 3, 2016

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15 year old Erli Diaz-Lopez, Missing Since June 16, 2016

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14 year old Elijah Duncun, Missing since October 11, 2017

Elijah Duncan

12 year old Isiah Beckford-Thomas, Missing since  November 6, 2017

14 year old Ethan Layaou, Missing since December 21, 2017

Ethan Layaou

16 year old Calvin Rogers, Missing since February 2, 2018

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13 year old Fredrick Ashford, Missing since March 9, 2018 (Note his picture says AR, instead of the correct location of AZ)

Fredrick Ashford

If you feel you have information about one of the above pictured young men, please contact:

The Arizona Department of Public Safety: 602-223-2000

Arizona Missing Database: 1-855-2FIND-THEM

or contact 911. Any tip can be confidential.

If there is a young man missing in Arizona that I did not list, please let me know and I will add them to my list.

J

 

 

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