North American Missing Persons Network
Zachary Xerxes Ramsay

1 2 AP
Left and Center: Right; age-progressed to 39 years.

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 6, 1996 from Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 18, 1985
  • Age: 10
  • Height: 4'0"
  • Weight: 100 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Biracial - Black/White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: He has scars between his
    eyebrows and on one of his arms. Ramsay had blotchy skin at the time
    of his 1996 disappearance. He has facial dimples. Ramsay wears
    eyeglasses, but he was not carrying them at the time he disappeared
  • Clothing: Blue denim jacket with green sleeves, a
    football jersey with Ramsay on the back, stone washed jeans
    and black hi-top shoes.
  • AKA: Nickname Zach.
  • NCIC Number: M-902250633

  • Details of Disappearance
    Zach left his home in the 400 block of north Fourth Street at approximately 7:30 a.m. on February 6, 1996, on his way to Witter School in North Great Falls. Witnesses saw him walk down the alley near the 400 block of north Fifth Street shortly thereafter. Another witness told authorities that he saw Ramsay crossing north Sixth Street at approximately 7:45 a.m. The witness stated that Ramsay appeared to be crying and was being followed by a man. He never made it to class and has not been seen or heard from since.

    Zachary lived with is mother and two siblings at the time of his disappearance; his father was in the Air Force and was stationed in Colorado at the time.

    Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was charged with Ramsay's abduction and murder in 2000. All charges related to Ramsay's disappearance were dismissed against Bar-Jonah in October 2002 for lack of evidence.

    Bar-Jonah has a long criminal record and served a prison sentence for the abduction and attempted murder of two Massachusetts boys in 1977. He was convicted of two unrelated counts of child molestation in Montana in February 2002.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Great Falls Police Department

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    Child Protection Education Of America
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