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    CA - Scott Echols, 8, San Bernardino, 27 July 1992

    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/433dmca.html

    Scott Christian Echols
    Missing since July 27, 1992 from Muscoy, San Bernardino, California.
    Classification: Lost, Injured, Missing




    Vital Statistics
    • Date Of Birth: November 20, 1983
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 9 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'3" - 130 cm; 70 lbs - 32 kg
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown eyes; brown hair.
    • Marks, Scars: He has a scar on the left side of his lower lip.
    • Clothing: He was last seen wearing acid washed jeans and a Dodgers t-shirt.
    • Dentals: Not available



    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Echols left home in the morning and has not been seen since.
    Neighbors told authorities that Echols smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol and stole bicycles in the vicinity at the time of his disappearance. Echols' family denied the allegations. Investigators did learn that Echols was on probation for setting fire to an abandoned building the year before he vanished. He was also known for panhandling around Muscoy. Echols' family repotedly lived in rather dire conditions in the city. His relatives passed polygraph tests and are not believed to be connected to his disappearance.
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    Even with all the stuff he did, I do not believe that a 9 year old boy can stay gone that long without help. I think something bad happened to him.

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    When I first saw this I couldn't believe it! I was expecting this to be an older child, not a 9 year old! I wonder if someone who knew about his home situation kidnapped him to give him a better chance at life? I don't think he could've lived on his own but who knows, he seems like a pretty tough kid.


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    Panhandling and being on the streets is like an invitation to a child molester. Someone could have paid him money for a fake job with a true intention of sexually abusing him.

    I am shocked he smoked and drank and had been in trouble at only 9. Too bad it was not reported before he went missing. Or that it was reported and nothing done.

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    Kids like this sadden me so much. It sometimes seems to outsiders that if their own family dont value them then why should anyone else? And half the time its their circumstamnces that have made them the tough way they have been.

    What exactly is panhandling?

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    Panhandling is begging for change from strangers.

    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/e/echols_scott.html

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    bumping...

    Detectives attempting to revive this cold case:

    http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/...202fd1e99.html

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    Shawn Hornbeck disseappered while riding his bike and the bike was never located either*. I'm sorry I can't remember where that all took place. Was Micheal Devlon (?) looked into?

    *I know that doesn't mean much but it was a thought I had.

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    Unhappy What happened to this sad little boy? Seems like no one really cherished him


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    he does look troubled but i dont think he looks as bad as the neighbors claim.

    i wondedr if the slander they put against him is a cover for someone in the neighborhood that did something to him.

    and im sure with such glowing reports about him LE didnt exactly break down doors looking for him


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    Scott's case is listed here as a homicide cold case:

    http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/s...ls%20Scott.pdf

    I did an google archive search and came up emptyhanded for articles about Scott.

    What a handsome young man. Bless his heart.

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    I wonder if Kenneth Parnell was ever looked at for this disappearance? He was out of prison by 1992, and while he initially settled in Bakersfield he tended to move around California alot.

    Is there any way to find out if he was in San Bernardino county when this child disappeared?

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    *bump*

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    for Scott

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    So sad that a vulnerable little boy can just vanish!

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