02-07-2008, 04:57 PM #1Former Member
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Kevin Lamont McClam (14) - Goose Creek SC, 1997
Missing Since: March 30, 1997 from Goose Creek, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: April 2, 1982
Age: 14 years old
Height and Weight: 5'7, 140 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Black hair, brown eyes. McClam may use the last name Alexander.
Details of Disappearance
McClam was last seen at 1:00 a.m. on March 30, 1997 at his family's residence in Goose Creek, South Carolina. The home is located in the Charleston Naval Weapons Station; his family was in the U.S. Navy in 1997. McClam was playing video games with his younger sister that evening. When his mother came home, they spoke for awhile and McClam's sister and mother went to bed. McClam said he would stay up and play more video games. When his family members woke up, he had disappeared. He has never been heard from again.
McClam's clothing was found two days after his disappearance, at a nearby construction site. The articles of clothing were separated by about five or ten feet along the road. There was no sign of him at the scene. Witnesses reported seeing a person who matched McClam's description walking along a dirt road near the construction site during the afternoon hours of March 30. The individual was wearing only tennis shoes and boxer shorts and appeared to be alone and not under duress.
McClam's mother says it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning; he never missed a meal and always returned home by dark. He was an eighth-grader at Marrington Middle School at the time of his disappearance, a good student who was well-liked by teachers and did not use drugs. He played basketball. His mother believes her son possibly sneaked out of his house to meet his friends the night he vanished, but all of McClam's friends deny having seen him on the night he went missing. There was no sign of forced entry to his home.
In early 2006, authorities announced they were investigating McClam's case as a homicide due to new forensic evidence and new tips from the public. An unsuccessful search for his remains was conducted in the Goose Creek area in October. In December, authorities publicly named a suspect in McClam's presumed murder: Thomas McCardle, who is presently incarcerated on unrelated robbery charges. A photograph of him is posted below this case summary. Another man, Michael Moorcroft, reportedly bragged about how he and McCardle had killed McClam. Moorcroft, who has not been charged with any wrongdoing related to McClam's disappearance, claims he only made up the story. Investigators stated they expected to make arrests in McClam's case shortly.
McClam was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. His family moved out of South Carolina in 1998 and currently live in Georgia.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Goose Creek Police Department
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Headquarters
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Resident Agency
Charleston, South Carolina Office
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