Scott Christian Echols

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Left: Scott, circa 1992;
Right: Age-progression to age 26 (circa 2009)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 26, 1992 from Muscoy, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 20, 1983
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'3, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Scott has a scar on the left side of his lower lip.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A Los Angeles Dodgers t-shirt and acid-washed jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Scott rode his bicycle away from his family's residence in Muscoy, California during the morning hours of July 26, 1992. He never returned home and has not been seen again. The bicycle has never been located.

    Neighbors told authorities that Scott smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol and stole bicycles in the vicinity at the time of his disappearance. The child's family denied the allegations. Investigators did learn that Scott was on probation for setting fire to an abandoned building the year before he vanished. He was also known for panhandling around Muscoy. Scott's family reportedly lived in rather dire conditions in the city. His relatives passed polygraph tests and are not believed to be connected to his disappearance. There are few clues in Scott's case, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office
    714-387-3573

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Riverside Press-Enterprise
    Bear Valley News

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 30, 2010; age-progression updated.

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