Details of Disappearance
Noel was last seen camping with friends at Dam Lake in Aitkin, Minnesota on October 31, 1986. They had a party that went on into the early morning hours. At 5:45 a.m., Noel left the campsite alone to go grouse hunting in the swamp. He didn't have a compass or matches at the time. He never returned and has never been heard from again. An extensive search turned up no sign of him, only his discarded mosquito-netting mask.
Noel was a senior at North St. Paul High School in 1986. He is described as an athletic teenager who hoped to attend the University of Minnesota at Duluth. Few details are available in his case.