AK AK - David Michael Borer, 8, Willow, 25 April 1989

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Case Type: Non Family Abduction
    DOB: Mar 21, 1981
    Missing Date: Apr 25, 1989
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 65 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Straight blonde hair; blue eyes.
    Marks, Scars: He has a small scar under his right eye and another scar above his left eye. He is left-handed.
    Clothing: A red coat, green jeans, Sorrell" winter boots with felt insert and a green plaid shirt.

    David was last seen walking to Mile Marker 82 on Parks Highway, 11 miles north of his hometown of Willow, Alaska on April 25, 1989 at approximately 5:00 pm. He was going either to a friend's home, or to play at a sandbar at the nearby Kashwitna River, which was iced over. He was missed by 7:00 that night. There was no hole in the river to indicate that he fell in. Dogs traced his scent to Parks Highway, but there was no sign of him after that. David is described as a very independent child who once hitchhiked about 40 miles to Wasilla, Alaska.



    NCMEC - http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

    Charley Project - http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/borer_david.html

    Alaska State Troopers - http://www.dps.state.ak.us/ast/abi/docs/bulletins/borer.pdf

    NamUs - https://www.findthemissing.org/cases/5865/0/
     
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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Well, I started this thread because I saw a bunch of articles on Google Archives for David. But unfortunately, all of the links are not working and a search of the actual newspaper archives requires a subscription.

    But, regardless, here's a thread for this adorable little boy missing 24 years. :(
     
  4. HarleyQuinn

    HarleyQuinn New Member

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    Poor boy most likely picked up from the highway
     
  5. mandiedq

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    I am unable to find anything in newspaper archives for this case. My guess is that the local papers did not archive their back copies. :(
     
  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    There are a ton of archived articles via a Google news search, mostly from the Anchorage Daily News. Unfortunately you have to pay to read the full articles.
     
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    I have access to a news database through our public library and was unable to find anything there. It could be that the Anchorage Daily News just didn't allow that part of their archive into the database for whatever reason.
     
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    Soufi did you submit a possible match?
     
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    Soufi New Member

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    I have not submitted it. I live outside of US. Maybe you or someone else could submit it?
     
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    I also live outside the US unfortunately so i am no use either
     
  12. Chuz Life

    Chuz Life Voluntary Investigator

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    Help wanted

    Hello fellow sleuthers. I have found an inconsistency in the news reports about David Borer's disappearance. The location that the articles (and NAMUS) give(s) is a "sand bar" near "mile marker 82" and near "Wasilla."

    Unfortunately, mile marker 82 on "George Parks Hwy" is nowhere near Wasilla, Alaska. They are forty miles apart. There are sand bars near the highway in Wasilla (near mile marker 41) and there are sandbars near the 82 Mile Marker, also.

    The question is, which location was our young MP actually playing at?

    This gets to possible suspects.

    Please visit this link to view a map with the cities and mile marker indicated.

    Link: http://511.alaska.gov/alaska511/mappingcomponent/index
     
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    On the Alaska's Missing Facebook page, they say he told his sister as he left the house that he was going to play on the beach, meaning a sandy area near their house.

    That makes more sense to me than him being on foot 11 miles away from home and headed to a friend's house. Maybe they mixed up a possible sighting with where he said he was headed?

    The link that refers to his home being 'near Wasilla' is just a mistake, I believe. Wasilla is where he once hitchhiked to, and I think they just confused things when they typed it up. It's a big inaccuracy for sure.

    The FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SeekingAlaskasMissing/posts/186057718185900
     
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    Mile post 82 on the pros HWY.
     
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    . Last known place playing Mile post 82 George parks Hwy
     
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    Kind of odd that no newspaper articles about his disappearance were archived - I would think that a missing kid would be big news. Maybe the initially thought he was a runaway? Just speculating, based on the fact that he has hitch hiked long distances before and he is quite independent. Of course, that might not mean anything.

    The UID posted by Soufi has since been ruled out as being David, though it did seem like a promising match. It seems unlikely to me that this case will be solved, unless it catches some publicity in the future. Very sad to see a young boy just totally vanished like this.
     

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