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  1. #1
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    Dec 2005

    MA - Wilfredo Torres, 9, Dorchester, 9 May 1983


    Wilfredo Torres
    Missing since May 9, 1983 from Dorchester, Massachusetts
    Classification: Missing

    Vital Statistics
    • Age at Time of Disappearance: 9 years old
    • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0"; 70 lbs.
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male.
    • Clothing: Gray pants, a white shirt and a blue jacket.
    • Other: He has a learning disability and was in a special class with 12 other learning disabled children.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Torres was last seen when he went out looking for bottles in his Uphams Corner neighborhood in Dorchester, Massachusetts on May 9, 1983.
    Torres was a student at Hennigan Elementary School in Jamaica Plain when he went missing.
    Boston Police scoured the Uphams Corner neighborhood for a week after the boy was reported missing at 6:30 p.m. on May 9. The following Saturday, 50 National Guardsmen combed sections of Dorchester and Roxbury. On May 16, Police Comr. Joseph M. Jordan called off the search and said Wilfredo's case has been added to the missing persons files. The only trace of the child police have is a pair of black nylon sneakers they found near the apartment.
    Boston Police Supt. John F. Geagan said it was the most intensive police and National Guard search for a missing child since 1977, when a South End girl disappeared and was never found.
    Last edited by KateB; 04-21-2015 at 09:35 PM. Reason: updated doe network link

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Jamaica Plains was a BAD area. Well, still is, actually. Shame the poor boy was probably taken...

  3. #3
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    Aug 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Who was the other girl who went missing before Wilfredo that was never found?

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  4. #4
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    Dec 2005
    I found on missingkids.com that a girl went missing in MA in 1977. Her name is Deborah Ann Quimby. I don't know if that is the girl they are referring to that went missing in 1977 or not.


    DEBORAH ANN QUIMBYAge Progression Case Type: Endangered Missing DOB: Oct 9, 1963Sex: FemaleMissing Date: May 3, 1977Race: WhiteAge Now: 42Height: 5'1" (155 cm)Missing City: TOWNSENDWeight: 120 lbs (54 kg)Missing State : MAHair Color: BrownMissing Country: United StatesEye Color: BrownCase Number: NCMC727916Circumstances: Deborah's photo is shown age-progressed to 40 years. She was last seen riding her bicycle to her grandmother's home near Townsend, Massachusetts on May 3, 1977.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2005

    Townsend teen Deborah Quimby vanished during a bike ride to her grandmotherís house in 1977. In recent years, anonymous tips have led police back to Walker Pond, where they first searched for the remains of the 13-year-old girl, but subsequent searches have turned up no new evidence in the case.

  6. #6
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    Dec 2005

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: May 3, 1977 from Townsend, Massachusetts
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: October 9, 1963
    Age: 13 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'1, 120 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Quimby had a freckled complexion at the time of her 1977 disappearance. Her nickname is Debbie.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: Blue jeans, a multicolored shirt, and a royal blue Pop Warner cheerleader's jacket with "Debbie" written on one of the sleeves.

    Details of Disappearance
    Quimby was last seen in Townsend, Massachusetts on May 3, 1977. Quimby left a note for her parents, saying she was going to ride her bicycle from their home in the 10 block of Smith Street to her grandparents' campsite in on Vinton Pond Road in West Townsend, near Pearl Hill State Park, about four miles from her own home. She said she would return later that day. After her disappearance, police found an undelivered letter in Quimby's locker. It was written to a friend and stated that Quimby was upset and wanted to talk to her, and gave directions to her grandparents' home.

    A friend accompanied Quimby as far as Turnpike Road in the woods near her grandmother's residence, then turned back while Quimby continued onward. She was last seen cresting a hill on Turnpike Road, westbound. She has never been heard from again. Quimby's bicycle, a boy's brown Takara or Schwinn 10-speed model, has never been recovered.

    In May 2003 investigators searched Walker Pond for evidence relating to Quimby case but found nothing. The pond is about half a mile from where Quimby was last seen. Police searched again in June and July 2004 and found a piece of clothing, two buttons, and the remnants of two bicycles, all of which they sent for testing in a forensics laboratory. The bicycles were later both determined to be unrelated to Quimby's case, and the fabric produced no leads either. An anonymous writer sent two letters which told police to look in the pond. After a month, authorities stopped looking in the pond, but stated that they plan to search in the area around it for clues in Quimby's case.

    Police also consulted a psychic from New Hampshire who claims to be able to "speak" to deceased people. The woman says Quimby has spoken to her and told her the identity of her murderer. The consultation did not lead to an arrest, however.

    There is speculation that Quimby was pregnant at the time of her disappearance, but no evidence to support this theory. Quimby's parents believe she was going to a specific destination to meet someone, not her grandparents, and possibly ran into foul play afterwards. Her family still lives in the area and hopes she may yet be found. Quimby was a student at Spaulding Memorial School at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved. Some agencies classify it as a non-family abduction.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2008

    Not sure when this was added but noticed it at the bottom

    "Prior to his disappearance, Torres said he was going to a local man to buy candy from him. This man was previously charged with sexual assault and murder, an was aquitted. It's unknown whether he was involved in Torres's disappearance."

  8. #8
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    May 2008
    I don't think the girl they're referring to from the Wilfredo Torres profile is Deborah Ann Quimby. Quimby went missing from an area nearly an hour outside of Boston, the article states that the other girl was missing from Boston's South End.

    I think they might be talking about Nelida De Jesus Del Valle who went missing from Boston in 1976. http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/76dfma.html This little girl was lured by a man who appeared to be a police man. I could be wrong, but that case would fit.

    Red alert, I'm fairly certain that is a newer development in this case (or at least newly released to the public). It's good to know, thanks for posting.
    Last edited by hmg; 04-19-2010 at 06:42 PM.

  9. #9
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    Apr 2006
    Limbo, Columbus, Ohio

    edit: They are definitely referring to Nadia Del Valle. Townsend is in western Massachusetts.
    Last edited by forthelost; 04-22-2010 at 09:03 PM.

  10. #10
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    May 2014
    Bumping for Wilfredo, missing 32 years.

    Gainesville Sun - Oct 11, 1984:

    Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Oct 11, 1984:

    Herald-Journal - Oct 11, 1984:
    On August 6, 2012, mother of two Tamala Wells drove away from her home in Detroit. She has not been seen or heard from since she made her last phone call at 11:45 pm. Her car was recovered three days later, 20 minutes away from her home. Friends and family members are baffled.

    Consider featuring a missing person in your signature - a simple act that could get the right pair of eyes on the case.

  11. #11
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    Oct 2014
    From the Doe Network:

    The only trace of the child police have is a pair of black nylon sneakers they found near the apartment.
    After all this time, it's very disheartening to read that's all they have on his disappearance. Oh and information that Wilfredo was going to (or had already in the past) buy candy from a man with a possible criminal background. That would just be an unfortunate coincidence though. I hope he is found soon.

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