David Michael Borer

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Top Row and Bottom Left: David, circa 1989;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 36 (circa 2017)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 26, 1989 from Willow, Alaska
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: March 21, 1981
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'0, 55 - 65 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue/green eyes. David's front teeth slightly protrude. He has scars under his right eye and above his left eye. He is left-handed.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red coat, green jeans, a green plaid shirt, and Sorel winter boots with felt inserts.
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    Details of Disappearance

    David was last seen walking to Mile Marker 82 on Parks Highway, eleven miles north of his hometown of Willow, Alaska on April 26, 1989, at approximately 5:00 p.m. He was evidently en route either to go to a friend's home, or to play at a sandbar at the nearby Kashwitna River, which was iced over. He has never been seen again and was missed at 7:00 p.m. that evening. There was no hole in the ice of the river, but the center of the river wasn't iced over. The Kashwitna River is shallow, but has a swift current. Search dogs traced David's scent to Parks Highway, but there was no sign of him afterwards.

    David was a first grader at Willow Elementary School at the time of his disappearance. He is described as a very independent child who once hitchhiked 30 miles to Wasilla, Alaska. His parents were separated at the time of his disappearance and he lived with his mother and siblings. David's mother gave birth to another son less than a year after his disappearance, but the baby died in an accident at the age of four weeks. David's case remains unsolved. For lack of evidence, police are treating it as an abduction.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Alaska State Troopers
    907-733-2256

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
    Nation's Missing Children Organization
    Child Find Alberta
    America's Most Wanted
    NamUs
    Child Find Canada
    The Anchorage Daily News
    USA Today

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 15, 2017; age-progression updated.

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