http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3832dmnc.html http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/a/arrowood_steven.html Steve Lewis Arrowood Jr. Missing since April 4, 1975 from Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina Classification: Missing Vital Statistics Date Of Birth: July 12, 1956 Age at Time of Disappearance: 18 years old Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'9"; 145-150 lbs. Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond hair; blue eyes. Marks, Scars: A small scar under his chin. Dentals: Available. AKA: Steven Circumstances of Disappearance Arrowood's car was found abandoned on April 4, 1975 at Fern Forest Apartments in Gastonia, North Carolina. The keys were in the vehicle. Previously, Steven had had a romance with a married woman and ran off to Texas with her. Her husband found them and brought them back to Gastonia. Steven was very afraid of this man and told his friends he was afraid of him. The husband was a long distance truck driver. Steven's disappearance occured not long after comming back to Gastonia. The Charley Project (as usual) gives much more detail about what went on. I suggest reading that first before reading my thoughts below as all of the facts I'm going to discuss are found there and not on Doe. My thoughts Why was his car found at his sister's apartment complex the way it was? The keys in the ignition, his belongings inside, and the door open certainly suggest that he was abducted. But if it was his married lover's husband who eventually caught up with him, would he have really taken a chance at being seen or heard by witnesses by accosting him in an apartment complex? As far as the underwear on the ground behind the car (which I think is the strangest thing found), do we even know for sure whose they were? It seems reasonable to assume that they were Steven's since they were found by his abandoned car, but the info on the Charley Project doesn't outright say this and gives the impression that law enforcement themselves weren't sure whose they were either. Did the underwear appear to have been worn recently or did they look more like an old, beat-up pair of that just happened to have been more or less discarded? If it was the latter, they probably weren't his. Were they lying there in a way that looked as though they someone had taken them off and stepped out of them (i.e., pulled them down and let them fall to their ankles and then simply stepped out them, leaving them in sort of a "bunch") or did they look like someone had neatly laid them there (doubtful, but possible)? In addition, why would Steven been made to remove his underwear at all and leave it there when he was apparently abducted while still wearing the rest of his clothes? I wonder what was in the letter that police say contained nothing of importance. I think the husband of his married lover likely did catch up with him and make good on his threat. But why would he abduct him at an apartment complex pool where someone could easily have witnessed it? I have a feeling that the lover probably knew (or still knows, since she could still be very much alive at age 66) more about what happened, but due to fear of what her husband might have done to her had she talked, she disavowed any such knowledge when questioned by police. Any thoughts?