Samuel Byrd

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Left: Samuel, circa 1976;
Right: Age-progression to age 56 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 1977 from Hamden, Connecticut
  • Classification: Endangered Runaway
  • Date of Birth: July 14, 1958
  • Age: 17 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'9, 170 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Samuel was last seen in Hamden, Connecticut sometime in June 1977, shortly after his graduation from Hamden High School. He was last seen in an airport limousine at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, and has never been heard from again. Authorities believe Samuel left of his own accord.

    Samuel's family members did not report him missing until 2014, over thirty years after his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.


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


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The New Haven Register


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 13, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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