Samuel Savage Becker Boehlke

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Above Images: Samuel, circa 2006

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 14, 2006 from Crater Lake, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: August 10, 1998
  • Age: 8 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'8, 85 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Samuel has a mole under his right ear and a mole on the left side of his throat. His nickname is Sammy.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved black and green striped shirt, cargo pants, red suede slip-on shoes with rubber soles, and a blue winter coat.
  • Medical Conditions: Samuel suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism. As a result of his condition, he has extreme reactions to bright lights and loud noises.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Samuel was last seen at Crater Lake National Park at 4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2006. He was hiking with his father at the time. Samuel ran ahead of his father and disappeared. He has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the park turned up no sign of him. The local weather at the time of Samuel's disappearance was cold, wet and snowy; he could not have survived very long without shelter. He has camping experience but has not been trained in wilderness survival.

    Samuel resided in Portland, Oregon in 2006. He enjoys hiking, fishing and other outdoor pursuits. His favorite foods are root beer, macaroni and cheese, and corn dogs. His favorite toys are Yugio cards, Legos, and Tinkertoys. Foul play is not suspected in his disappearance; he is believed to have gotten lost or injured and died in the park. Samuel's family held a memorial service for him in November 2006.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Klamath County Sheriff's Office
    541-883-7479

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The National Park Service
    The Seattle Times
    The Child Seek Network
    The Crater Lake Institute

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated September 20, 2007; casefile added.

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