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    Nicholas Patrick Barclay (13) - San Antonio TX, 1994

    Missing Since: June 13, 1994 from San Antonio, Texas
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth: December 31, 1980
    Age: 13 years old
    Height and Weight: 4'8, 80 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, blue eyes. Barclay has tattoos of the letters "J" on his left shoulder, "T" on his left hand between his thumb and forefinger, and the letters "L" and "N" on his outer left ankle. He has a gap between his front teeth. His nicknames are Nicky and Icky Nicky.
    Medical Conditions: Barclay has been diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder.

    Details of Disappearance

    Barclay was last seen playing basketball with friends in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas on June 13, 1994. He called home and wanted his mother to pick him up, but she was asleep and Barclay's older brother refused to wake her. Barclay has never been heard from again.

    Barclay was initially believed to have left of his own accord. He had done so before, but never for more than a day. His mother stated that he occasionally displayed aggressive behavior in 1994. Barclay has a juvenile criminal record; he broke into a convenience store and threatened a teacher. The court hearing to determine his sentence was set for June 14, the day after he vanished. One possibility was placement in a group home, and Barclay was very opposed to this.

    Law enforcement officials received a phone call from a man at a youth shelter in Linares, Spain in October 1997, over three years after Barclay's disappearance. The caller said that Barclay was living at the Spanish shelter after escaping from a child sex ring operation. The man said that the person believed to be Barclay had been abused for years. Barclay's sister flew to Spain to retrieve the male believed to be her brother and brought him back to Texas.

    Barclay's parents believed the man was their child, but many other people were suspicious of his claims. The individual had dark brown hair and dark brown eyes, and spoke with a French accent and European phrasing. He claimed his abductors had chemically altered his hair and eye color and that he picked up different speech patterns from living in Europe for so long. The individual refused to voluntarily give blood samples or have his fingerprints taken to confirm his identity, and he refused to name his abductors. In February 1998, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) got a court order to take the individual's fingerprints and determine a match with Barclay.

    The fingerprints identified the man as Frederic Pierre Bourdin, a 23-year-old French citizen who was posing as Barclay. Bourdin has a criminal history in Europe and has used many aliases. He pleaded guilty to passport fraud and perjury in 1998, admitting that he had posed as Barclay after getting the missing boy's information from a missing child center. After Bourdin was exposed, he made several contradicting statements about Barclay: he claimed he had known Barclay in Spain and that the boy was alive, he claimed he had proof that Barclay was deceased, and later he denied having ever met Barclay at all and stated he knew nothing about the case.

    Barclay has never been located and his case remains unsolved. While many agencies continue to classify him as a runaway, foul play is now thought possible in this disappearance. He may still be living in the San Antonio area.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Antonio Police Department
    Texas Department Of Public Safety


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