Michael J. Woodward
North American Missing Persons Network
Michael J. Woodward

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 23, 1972 from Fort Jackson, Richland County, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 19, 1963
  • Age: 10
  • Height: 4'8"
  • Weight: 70 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blond
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Sex: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Protruding teeth.
  • Medical Conditions: Michael sustained an injury which may have
    left him blind in his left eye.
  • Clothing: Brown striped pants and blue tennis shoes.
  • Case Number: 017701CID

  • Details of Disappearance
    Michael was last seen playing in the yard of his home in Fort Jackson on April 23, 1972. Michael was the son of Major Joe Woodward, the staff judge advocate on post. Michael disappeared while his father was mowing the grass.

    A search party of more than 400 soldiers, volunteers on horseback, on motorcycles and in jeeps, and three helicopters took part in the massive search initially. Despite national attention, Michael was never found.

    Michaelís parents are no longer alive, but investigators have been working with other family members who remain hopeful about getting closure.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Jackson Army Base, Military Police

    Source Information
    The State