Aaron Mitchell Anderson

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Left: Aaron, circa 1989;
Right: Age-progression to age 26 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 7, 1989 from Pine City, Minnesota
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: June 23, 1987
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Height and Weight: 2'4, 32 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Aaron has a small white-colored birthmark on the lower right side of his abdomen. His head is enlarged.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A Pampers diaper, a half-red, half-yellow sweatshirt with a puffy dinosaur on the front, light gray corduory pants with red checked flannel lining and cuffs, a gray ski jacket with red and green tabs, a white knit hat with green snowflakes and green earflaps, brown plastic snowmobile boots with nylon tops and liners, and possibly gray socks.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Aaron was last seen playing in his family's yard at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1989 in Pine City, Minnesota. His mother left him unattended for a couple of minutes and he disappeared. He has never been seen again and an extensive search of the area turned up no signs of him.

    Aaron's family's residence bordered the Snake River; authorities believe the child may have fallen in the water and drowned. However, Aaron's parents believe their son was abducted. They have criticized the police investigation into the child's disappearance; investigators admitted they focused on the drowning theory and ignored over twenty leads pointing to other possibilities. Aaron's parents moved to St. Paul, Minnesota after his disappearance and continue to search for their son. His case remains open and unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Pine County Sheriff's Office
    320-629-3930

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    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The St. Paul Pioneer Press
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated January 20, 2014; age-progression updated.

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