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    ME - Roger Merton Day, 14, Porter, 4 October 1973

    Missing 42 years...

    Missing Since: October 04, 1973 from Porter, Oxford County, Maine
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 14
    Height: 5'7"
    Weight: 130 lbs.
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Middle finger tip on unknown
    hand had been smashed flat in an accident.
    Clothing: Denim jacket, jeans and purple sweatshirt, sneakers.
    Case Number: SP12-072441
    Details of Disappearance
    Roger was last seen at his residence in Porter making comments that he wanted to go to the Fryeburg Fair. Roger was never seen or heard from again. It is unclear if he made it to the fair.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Maine State Police
    207-657-3030

    https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/19117/126

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    Roger has been added to Doe Network.

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4857dmme.html

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    http://unitedforayla.com/rodger-mert...-missing-1973/

    A few years ago, a basement dig was conducted in an effort to find any evidence of Roger Day but nothing was found. The reason investigators believed Roger may have been buried there was not released and the owner of the home was not identified.

    A segment of the Maine State Police Major Crime Unit-South’s weekly highlight log of 1/21/13 (since removed) stated: “Detectives Farley and Keaten conducted a further search of a residence in Porter where it is believed ROGER DAY may be buried. DAY has been missing since 1973. They were assisted by an UMF Geology Professor who used a ground penetrating radar unit to survey the basement floor of the residence. The radar unit showed another abnormality in the basement floor. A second dig of the basement will be scheduled in the coming days.”

    And the follow up on 2/4/2013; “Nothing further was found in the basement and the investigation continues. Detectives conducted interviews with family members and updated them on the case status.”
    Maine cold case squad to start in October - Roger's disappearance is mentioned as one of the cold cases in Maine.

    Charley Project

    Family still searching for answers 40 years after boy went missing on his way to the Fryeburg Fair - October 2013

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    Roger Day disappearance a mystery 42 years later

    http://www.wgme.com/news/features/to...l#.VjNAJ_lViko

    "We were just talking and he said, 'I'm not going to school today. I'm gonna skip school and go to the fair," said Roger's sister, Leigh Anne Weeks. "That was the last time I saw him."

    That was exactly 42 years and 26 days ago, but Weeks remembers it well.
    As the case went cold, life went on. Weeks said their mom kept busy and their dad did the only thing he could.

    "He went to the fair every year looking for him, thinking maybe he went off with the carnies and he's there somewhere," she said.

    Weeks believes her brother is no longer alive.
    State police searched a property on Route 25 in 2013. According to Weeks, that property belonged to the neighbor accused of various sexual assaults. She said police only found old animal bones.

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    Bumping for Roger. The Fryeburg Fair opened today: http://www.fryeburgfair.org/
    I've gone twice. It's one of the better ones.
    It's been 43 years since he said he was going to the fair.
    Hoping some day he'll be found.
    All you need is love and. . . .(fill in the blank)



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