Michael Joseph Vaughan

Michael, circa 2021; Unidentified witness

  • Missing Since 07/27/2021
  • Missing From Fruitland, Idaho
  • Classification Non-Family Abduction
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 06/24/2016 (6)
  • Age 5 years old
  • Height and Weight 3'7, 40 - 50 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A light blue size 4-6 t-shirt with a Minecraft logo on it, dark blue or black spandex boxer shorts with lime green trim and a lime green Minecraft creeper, and dark blue size 11 flip-flop sandals.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Michael's nickname is Monkey.

Details of Disappearance

Michael was last seen near his home in the area of Southwest 9th Street and Arizona in Fruitland, Idaho on July 27, 2021. He was last seen sometime between 6:40 and 7:00 p.m., and his family notified police of his disappearance at 7:21. He has never been heard from again and extensive searches of the area have turned up no indication of his whereabouts.

Authorities would like to identify and question a man seen walking through the splash pad area of Crestview Park around the time of Michael's disappearance. He's described as white, in his late twenties or early thirties, wearing black shorts, a white t-shirt with cut-off sleeves, dark-colored shoes and a dark-colored hat.

A photo of this man is posted with this case summary. It should be emphasized that he is not a suspect or person of interest in Michael's disappearance, only a possible witness.

Investigators believe Michael was abducted by someone outside the family, but they have no suspects in his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 5, 2022; casefile added.