Details of Disappearance Scott was last seen in Wichita Falls, Texas on the afternoon of December 9, 1961. He was alone with his older brother at their home in the 4600 block of Stanford Avenue when he went to go play outside sometime between 12:45 and 1:00 p.m. He has never been heard from again. His mother returned home at 2:30 p.m. and couldn't find Scott. The family searched for him for over five hours before reporting his disappearance to police at 8:00 p.m.
Scott and his family had lived in Wichita Falls for only a short time prior to his disappearance. He and his brother lived with their mother and stepfather and had taken their stepfather's last name; their biological father lived with his second wife in California in 1961.
Scott was a fifth-grade student at Jefferson Elementary School and was in the Boy Scouts. He apparently vanished without a trace; very little evidence is available as to his fate. However, police believe he was the victim of a homicide.
- Wichita Falls Police Department
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated February 4, 2021; picture added.