Randy Doyle Parscale Jr.

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Left and Center: Randy, circa 1979;
Right: Age-progression to age 43 (circa 2012)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 1979 from Oracle, Arizona
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: January 13, 1969
  • Age: 10 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'6, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue pants, a green jacket, and shoes with a bulls-eye pattern on the soles.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Randy was last seen hiking with his grandfather and two brothers in Peppersauce Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Oracle, Arizona on April 7, 1979. He wandered ahead of the rest of the group and has never been seen again. An extensive search of the canyon area did not produce any evidence as to Randy's whereabouts. One of the searchers was able to follow the child's footprints to a dirt road, where they stopped; Randy may have gotten into a vehicle at that spot.

    In 1985, a woman reported that she had found a dollar bill with the phrase, "I'm alive in Phoenix, Ariz. Help me. Randy Parscale" written on it. Police investigation of this lead turned up no evidence. Investigators are uncertain what happened to Randy. His case is classified as a non-family abduction, but he may have simply become lost in the mountains or fallen down a mine shaft. Randy was a third-grader at Roberts Elementary School in 1979. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pinal County Sheriff's Office



    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Tucson Citizen
    The Daily Breeze
    The Arizona Daily Star


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated July 16, 2013; age-progression updated.

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