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    AK - David Michael Borer, 8, Willow, 25 April 1989



    Case Type: Non Family Abduction
    DOB: Mar 21, 1981
    Missing Date: Apr 25, 1989
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 65 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Straight blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: He has a small scar under his right eye and another scar above his left eye. He is left-handed.
    Clothing: A red coat, green jeans, Sorrell" winter boots with felt insert and a green plaid shirt.

    David was last seen walking to Mile Marker 82 on Parks Highway, 11 miles north of his hometown of Willow, Alaska on April 25, 1989 at approximately 5:00 pm. He was going either to a friend's home, or to play at a sandbar at the nearby Kashwitna River, which was iced over. He was missed by 7:00 that night. There was no hole in the river to indicate that he fell in. Dogs traced his scent to Parks Highway, but there was no sign of him after that. David is described as a very independent child who once hitchhiked about 40 miles to Wasilla, Alaska.



    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US

    Charley Project - http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/borer_david.html

    Alaska State Troopers - http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ast/abi/d...tins/borer.pdf

    NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5865/0/

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    Well, I started this thread because I saw a bunch of articles on Google Archives for David. But unfortunately, all of the links are not working and a search of the actual newspaper archives requires a subscription.

    But, regardless, here's a thread for this adorable little boy missing 24 years.

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    Poor boy most likely picked up from the highway

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    I am unable to find anything in newspaper archives for this case. My guess is that the local papers did not archive their back copies.
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandiedq View Post
    I am unable to find anything in newspaper archives for this case. My guess is that the local papers did not archive their back copies.
    There are a ton of archived articles via a Google news search, mostly from the Anchorage Daily News. Unfortunately you have to pay to read the full articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed View Post
    There are a ton of archived articles via a Google news search, mostly from the Anchorage Daily News. Unfortunately you have to pay to read the full articles.
    I have access to a news database through our public library and was unable to find anything there. It could be that the Anchorage Daily News just didn't allow that part of their archive into the database for whatever reason.
    Eternally optimistic!

    Hoping to find:
    John Spira (Avatar picture of John)
    Bendetta "Beth" Bentley
    Tionda and Diamond Bradley

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    Soufi did you submit a possible match?

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    I have not submitted it. I live outside of US. Maybe you or someone else could submit it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soufi View Post
    I have not submitted it. I live outside of US. Maybe you or someone else could submit it?
    I also live outside the US unfortunately so i am no use either


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    Hello fellow sleuthers. I have found an inconsistency in the news reports about David Borer's disappearance. The location that the articles (and NAMUS) give(s) is a "sand bar" near "mile marker 82" and near "Wasilla."

    Unfortunately, mile marker 82 on "George Parks Hwy" is nowhere near Wasilla, Alaska. They are forty miles apart. There are sand bars near the highway in Wasilla (near mile marker 41) and there are sandbars near the 82 Mile Marker, also.

    The question is, which location was our young MP actually playing at?

    This gets to possible suspects.

    Please visit this link to view a map with the cities and mile marker indicated.

    Link: http://511.alaska.gov/alaska511/mappingcomponent/index
    "Time is the most precious gift that anyone has to give. We never know for certain how much or how little we have left. So spend it, give it, invest it, or waste it accordingly." ~ Me

    Please visit the WS Interactive Map:https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?m...A.kZbM_LWLnTzA

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    On the Alaska's Missing Facebook page, they say he told his sister as he left the house that he was going to play on the beach, meaning a sandy area near their house.

    That makes more sense to me than him being on foot 11 miles away from home and headed to a friend's house. Maybe they mixed up a possible sighting with where he said he was headed?

    The link that refers to his home being 'near Wasilla' is just a mistake, I believe. Wasilla is where he once hitchhiked to, and I think they just confused things when they typed it up. It's a big inaccuracy for sure.

    The FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SeekingAlas...86057718185900



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