Douglas Charles Chapman
North American Missing Persons Network
Douglas Charles Chapman

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 48 years

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 2, 1971 from Alfred, York County, Maine
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 5, 1968
  • Age: 3
  • Height: 3'0" (91 cm)
  • Weight: 35 lbs (16 kg)
  • Hair Color: Sandy
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: He has a mole on his right shoulder.
  • Clothing: Red and blue plaid shirt, blue or red pants, loafers.
  • Case Number: 0833F6
  • NCIC Number: M-631779990

  • Details of Disappearance
    Douglas was last seen playing in a sand pile outside his parents' home in Alfred on June 2, 1971.

    A search dog followed Douglas' scent from the home, down the driveway to the main road. The ensuing six-day search was one of the largest ever for a missing person in York County. It included about 3,000 volunteers, aircraft from the Navy and National Guard, and scuba divers. Officials even pumped local wells dry to look for the boy.

    In 1993, the boy's father, Gary Chapman, successfuly pleaded with police to expand the investigation. He said police had been convinced Douglas had wandered off, died and would eventually be found, but Chapman wanted investigators to consider abduction.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maine State Police
    (207) 657-3030

    Source Information
    The Morning Sentinel