Blake Wade Pursley
North American Missing Persons Network
Blake Wade Pursley

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Above Images: Right: age-progressed to 32 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 1994 from Running Springs, San Bernardino County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 18, 1979
  • Age: 14
  • Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
  • Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Left leg 4" shorter than right leg.
    Walks with a limp. Blake has two scars on the back of his head, one across his neck,
    one across his abdomen, and several on his chest. He also has scars on his left hip,
    left buttock, right knee, and back all due to surgeries he had when he was a child.
  • Medical Conditions: He has limited use of his right arm and hand. He also
    needs medication twice a day to control seizures. Pursley functions at the level
    of a 9-year-old because of an accident as a small child and subsequent surgeries,
    he is not mentally retarded.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, purple shirt, black White Sox baseball cap, tennis shoes.
  • Case Number: 059402413

  • Details of Disappearance
    Pursley was last seen June 27,1994. He was living at a residential youth facility the CEDU School, east of Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino. He started school June 1. He was last seen about 8 p.m. going out to the barn to check the animals. One staff member saw the light go on in the barn. But he didn't return to his dorm room for the 10 p.m. check-in and has not been seen since.

    There have been sightings reported from Banning, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, Yucaipa, Redlands and Rialto. The boy's family has looked for him in California and in Colorado, thinking he might have tried to come home, as he was homesick.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino Sheriffs Department
    (909) 336-0600

    Source Information
    CA DOJ