VA VA - Larry Perry, 9, Dumfries, 22 May 1979

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Larry Wayne Perry, 9, Missing since May 22, 1979 from Dumfries, VA

Larry Wayne Perry
Missing since May 22, 1979
from Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Age at Time of Disappearance: 9 years old
Height and weight: 4'9
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male.
Brown hair and brown eyes.
Clothing: A light blue Superman T-shirt, with short sleeves and dark blue trim. Rust colored pants; and yellow tennis shoes.
Medical: Moderately retarded.

Circumstances of Disappearance

Larry Perry was last seen on May 22, 1979, by his grandmother by the picnic table outside his home in Dumfries. He ate supper and left around 20.00.Michael Carl George served a 5-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter and abduction in the disappearance of Larry Perry.

George made statements to police that the boy was shot accidentally with a target pistol. George then led investigators to a wooded area near State Route 234 and Interstate 95, where he said the victim's body was buried. Larry's body was never found.

George originally was charged with the Perry boy's murder, but authorities agreed to the manslaughter plea because the victim's body was never found. George served two years of a five-year sentence before being released in 1986 on mandatory parole.

George was convicted of capital murder in the June 16, 1990, slaying of Alexander Eugene Sztanko in Prince William County. A jury found George guilty of abducting the boy as he rode a motorcycle along a dirt power line trail in Woodbridge. George was executed in 1997.

Investigators

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Prince William County Police Department
703-792-7200

Source Information:

The People Magazine
The Free-Lance Star
The Doe Network: Case File 4092DMVA

LINK:

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/4092dmva.html
 

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This really is a sad commentary on our system. In this case, they knew that this maggot had murdered a little boy and let him plea bargain so that he was free to kill again when he got out. Which, of course, he did.

So much for rehabilitation of a child murderer.

Following his second arrest and conviction and death sentence for killing the second little boy, he should have been tortured every day until he "recalled" the real burial place of Larry.

That's just my own opinion, but that would violate his rights, wouldn't it?
 

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Larry's body is still missing 35 years later.
 

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This year marks 40 years since Larry was murdered. His body has not yet been found.
 

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How terrible. What a bogus defense. If you harm someone and don't seek help it's still murder. Larry would have been so vulnerable being only 9 and with learning disabilities and his murderer served only 2 years? That's no justice at all, IMO.
 

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Larry Wayne Perry

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Larry circa, 1979

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: May 22, 1979
Missing From: Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: circa, 1970
Age: 9 years old
Height and Weight: 4’9″ and 50 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Brown hair, Blue eyes, Larry is moderately disabled
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue pullover t-shirt with blue sleeves and a yellow trim with a Superman logo, Brown or rust colored pants, blue and yellow sneakers

Details of Disappearance

Larry Perry vanished on May 22nd 1979 from Dumfries, Virginia. He ate supper at his home he shared with his maternal grandparents and left the home at approximately 8:00 pm. He was seen chasing a four wheel pickup truck. He was never seen or heard from again.

Larry’s grandparents reported his disappearance at 12:00 am when they couldn’t find him. Extensive searches of the area turned up no sign of Larry. His grandmother stated he was very trusting which could’ve made him an easy target.

A day after Larry’s disappearance, authorities questioned Michael Carl George, he was the man who drove the vehicle that Larry was seen chasing after. He initially denied knowing or speaking to the boy in the evening that Larry vanished.

In August of 1982, he confessed to what occurred on the evening of Larry’s disappearance. He stated that he went target shooting and that Larry followed him to the area. He stated that Larry shot himself by accident because he left his pistol in the hood of his truck while he attended to another gun. He apparently had his back turned to the child.

He apparently panicked and buried Larry’s body in a ravine and covered it with branches and leaves. Authorities searched the region for Larry’s remains but his body was not located.

Authorities do not believe the story of Larry accidentally shooting him self. They believe Michael killed him intentionally. Authorities could not prove intentional murder even though he was originally charged with it. He pleaded guilty to abduction and involuntary manslaughter in 1984 but only served 2 years and then was released in 1986.

George would later go on to kidnap, torture, and murder Alexander Eugene Sztanko In 1990. He also claimed to have murdered another person but this has not been confirmed with or by official sources. Michael was executed in 1997.

Larry has never been found. His case remains unsolved and foul play is suspected in the case.

Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Prince William County Sheriffs Office 703-792-7200

Source Information
For The Lost
The Charley Project
The Doe Network
Larry Wayne Perry
 

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