Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Russell was last seen playing in the backyard of his home at the Lynch Trailer Park. He disappeared when his mother left him unattended for a few minutes to repair a toy. Searchers feared he may had fallen into the nearby Niagara River, about 100 yards from his home. Others felt he may have been kidnapped. Hundreds who looked for the boy, with help from helicopters and bloodhounds, turned up no sign of him. Reports of a car in the area led authorities to investigate it as a possible kidnapping, and reported sightings trickled in during the years that followed after Russell's picture was distributed nationwide. But all were dead ends.
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Niagara County Sheriff's Office
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