George Barksdale

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Left: George, circa 1969;
Right: Age-progression to age 48 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 21, 1969 from Baltimore, Maryland
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: February 10, 1965
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'6, 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. George has a birthmark on his left calf. His nickname is Sputnik.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red, white and blue pullover polo shirt, red or blue corduroy pants and black sneakers with red stripes on the bottom.
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    Details of Disappearance

    George was last seen playing on the steps of the United Church House of Prayer for All People at Preston Street and Argyle Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. on April 21, 1969. He has never been heard from again. Authorities believe he was abducted by a non-family member.

    George talked well at the time of his disappearance and knew his address and the names of his family members. He lived in the 1000 block of Argyle Avenue in 1969. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Baltimore City Police Department





    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network
    WJZ 13 Baltimore News
    The Baltimore Afro-American


    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 16, 2015; age-progression added.

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