Michael J. Woodward

1 AP
Left: Michael, circa 1972;
Right: Age-progression to age 50 (circa 2013)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 23, 1972 from Fort Jackson, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: March 19, 1963
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Weight: 4'8, 70 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Michael has protruding teeth.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Brown striped pants and blue sneakers.
  • Medical Conditions: Michael injured his left eye in a fishing accident prior to his disappearance. The injury hadn't healed and may have made him blind in that eye and/or necessitated surgery.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Michael was last seen playing in his yard in Fort Jackson, South Carolina on April 23, 1972, as his father mowed the lawn nearby. Sometime between 9:00 a.m. and noon, he vanished and has never been heard from again.

    Neither of Michael's parents are still alive, but he has an uncle still living who hopes for resolution in his disappearance. Few details are available in his case.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Jackson Army Base Military Police


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    Fox Carolina


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 14, 2014; details of disappearance updated.

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