Above Images: Left and Center: Myers, circa 2000
Far Right: AP to age 19
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 5, 2000 from Roseboro, North Carolina
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: July 16, 1996
Weight: 38 lbs.
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Characteristics: Scars on the left side of
neck and on the top of head. Speech impediment. Leg has
been previously broken; the injury had healed .
Medical Conditions: May require medical attention,
particularly psychiatric attention. He is thought to suffer
from attention deficit disorder, though his condition was never
properly diagnosed. He is described as emotionally and physically
Clothing: Black t-shirt, blue jeans and white Mickey Mouse
AKA: "Buddy". Some agencies may spell his first name "Tristan."
NCIC Number: M-821073846
Case Number: NCMC897039
Details of Disappearance
An extensive search was conducted in a ten-acre section of wooded land near Myers's home shortly after his disappearance. No evidence concerning his whereabouts was located and the search was scaled down on October 10, five days after he was last seen. Buck returned to Myers's house later that day and the search was resumed, but authorities were unable to locate the child. Sasha walked back to the house on October 14. Neither dog showed any signs of having been in the woods.
Myers's great-aunt and great-uncle say he was angry and disruptive while he lived with them. He hit other children and
bit and scratched himself. He attacked and killed one of their dogs eleven days prior to his disappearance, and was taken
to a psychiatric hospital to undergo a battery of tests. Doctors found that Myers was emotionally and physically
underdeveloped, but they were unable to do a complete evaluation of him as he could not seem to understand simple
directions, and could speak only a few words.
Three days after being released from the hospital, Myers wandered away from his guardians' home. A neighbor found him half a mile away at a farm and returned him. Three days after that, he vanished for the final time.
Myers moved to Roseboro, North Carolina in August 2000 to live with his great-aunt and great-uncle. He wandered away from his family's residence on October 5, 2000 while his great-aunt was napping and has never been heard from again. Myers was accompanied by his dogs Sasha, a Doberman puppy, and Buck, a three-legged Chihuahua mix, at the time of his disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Sampson County Sheriff's Office
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Child Protection Education Of America
America's Most Wanted
NBC 17 News