I found Thomas Bowman's profile on the Charley Project site: http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/bowman_thomas.html While I was reading his story, Kenneth Parnell came to mind. He is the guy that kidnapped Steven Stayner. Kenneth Parnell was convicted in 1950 of kidnapping and sexually abusing an 8 yo boy (it states this in the link below), so we know he was already abusing boys before Thomas Bowman went missing in 1957. http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/01/04/molester.arrest/ Steven Stayner was 7 when he was kidnapped. Another Parnell victim, Timmy White, was 5. Thomas Bowman was 8, so he seems to be in the right age range for Parnell. Also, the Bowman family received a letter after Thomas was kidnapped saying has was alright and was being cared for by an unidentified man. This would fit in with what Parnell did to Steven and Timmy White. Any thoughts on this?