North American Missing Persons Network
 
Colton Levi Clark

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Above Images: Clark, circa 2006; Right; AP to age 16


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance


  • Missing Since: April 20, 2006 from Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 24, 1996
  • Age: 9
  • Height: 4'4"
  • Weight: 65 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Wears glasses
    with silver frames; Scar above left eyebrow.
  • Medical COnditions: Behavioral issues.
  • Clothing: Wrangler blue jeans, sky-blue shirt,
    and white/blue tennis shoes.
  • AKA: "Colt"; "Colt Levi River Clark"
  • Case Number: 06-0356


  • Details of Disappearance
    Colt disappeared between one and two p.m. from his aunt and uncle, Rebecca and Rex Clark's, home. He and his brother had been placed there by DHS, because their biological parents had drug addiction issues.

    There was no evidence that he was abducted, so an Amber Alert could not be issued. Authorities did issue an Oklahoma Missing Child Alert, which is distributed statewide and within 200 miles of the state.

    A "vehicle of interest" was seen near Colt's home. It is described as a 2003 gold GMC extended cab, long-bed pickup with tinted windows, a black bumper, and Oklahoma tags. A search of 2500 acres, including an abandoned house, yielded no sign of the child. Scent dogs did not detect a scent for Levi Colt Clark leaving the property.

    There was a reported sighting of a young boy walking along a roadway about a mile-and-a-half from the missing boy's home. Investigators thought at the time that he may have run away because his backpack is missing and he was scheduled to have an appointment with a psychiatrist.

    In December 2006, it was reported that the local sheriff has said publicly that he believes Colt may be deceased, and that his adoptive parents may know more than they are saying. The adoptive mother waited six hours to make the initial police report. On September 30, 2006, Colt's 12-year-old brother ran away from the adoptive parents, though he was quickly recovered and placed in the care of the Department of Human Services.

    In 2016, after new evidence from a multi-county grand jury, a judge signed a search warrant for the Clarks' property. He also signed arrest warrants for the Clarks for first degree murder, conspiracy to commit a felony, child abuse and child neglect. Prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges against the missing boy's uncle and aunt even though his body has not been found. They are accused of killing Colton Clark in March or April 2006 by beating him. They also are each charged with four counts of child abuse, two counts of child neglect, conspiracy to commit witness intimidation and witness intimidation. They were arrested April 8. Investigators began searching their farm the same day for the boy's remains and other evidence. That search is ongoing.

    The key witness against Rex and Rebecca Clark is Colton's older brother, Homer Clark, who now goes by a different name. The older brother, Homer Clark, told investigators he last saw Colton in March 2006 and his uncle and aunt brainwashed him into telling a lie that Colton had ran away. Homer knew Colton did not run away, because Homer and Colton were close. Homer also knew Colton left his boots and jacket. Homer knew Colton would never leave the house without telling him or without wearing his coat and boots. The brother said his uncle and aunt beat Colton the last time in the master bedroom for about 45 minutes one night, according to the affidavits. Colton had denied stealing a turquoise ring. The brother said he heard Colton screaming and crying. Homer woke up at 2:35 to go to the bathroom, and saw the television was on. The light from the television shined on the couch. Homer saw Colton laying on the couch. There was an old green Army sleeping bag laying over Colton. Homer saw Colton's face was black and blue. He did not know if Colton was breathing or not.

    Rex and Rebecca Clark maintain they are innocent. In the child abuse counts, Rex and Rebecca Clark are accused of beating both boys and of using cattle prods on both boys' genitals. In the witness intimidation and conspiracy counts, they are accused of threatening to kill Homer Clark if he did not stick to the contrived story about Colton's disappearance.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Seminole County Sheriff's Office (Oklahoma)
    (405) 382-9340


    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Crime Library
    Yahoo News 4/21/06, 4/24/06 Archives
    Tulsa World 4/25/06 Archives
    KTEN News 4/26/06, 4/28/06, 5/2/06/ 7/2/06 Archives
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