Jonathan Edward Hagans

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Left: Jonathan, circa 1968;
Right: Age-progression to age 52 (circa 2017)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 11, 1968 from Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 3, 1965
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight: 3'2, 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Jonathan has previously fractured his femur.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue swim trunks with a red stripe.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Jonathan was last seen during a family gathering at Jacksonville Beach in Florida on June 11, 1968. He has never been heard from again. Although the police believed the child drowned, witnesses saw him follow his father to a snack bar and his mother believes he was abducted by a man and a woman standing outside the establishment.

    In the late 1980s, a man named David Bonnabel claimed he might be Jonathan. Bonnabel said he'd been kidnapped as a young child and was raised in isolation by a woman in rural Louisiana. He claimed to have memories of his childhood that matched the details of Jonathan's life. DNA testing proved he wasn't Jonathan, however, and authorities determined Bonnabel was a con artist who made up the kidnap story. He was actually a Mexican national who had come to the United States illegally and wanted to find an American family to adopt him so he could become a U.S. citizen.

    Jonathan's family believes Jonathan was kidnapped and is still alive. Little information is available in his case.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Jacksonville Beach Police Department
    904-630-0500

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    The Gainesville Sun
    The Miami Herald
    The Buffalo News
    Florida Department Of Law Enforcement
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 14, 2017; age-progression added.

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