Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Douglas was last seen on July 10, 1971 while hiking in the Adirondack wilderness at the Santonini Preserve in Newcomb, New York. Douglas disappeared while walking through woods to his family's seasonal home.
He and some relatives were headed out for a hike on July 10, 1971, when an uncle told Douglas to walk back to the camp to get long pants to protect his legs from poison ivy. It was just a short distance and a straight walk down a path, but the boy -- described as an avid hiker - did not meet back up with his family and was never seen again. More than 600 searchers, both professional and volunteered, combed miles of woods for 6 weeks.
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