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Case File 1002DMNY


Duane Talmon
Missing since October 30, 1974, from Clarence, Erie County, New York
Classification: Endangered Missing

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Circumstances of Disappearance
Duane Talmon was a Spartan student at Williamsville North High School in 1974. On October 30 of that same year, Talmon called his mother and told her not to pick him up from school because he was going out with a friend. He asked his mother to pick him up later on Miles Road. Talmon hasn't been seen since.
In 1986, Mike Thuman confessed to killing Talmon and bury him at North French Road. After the killer confessed to the murder, police spent months digging in a field off North French Road, but nothing was found. 46 year-old Michael Thuman pleaded guilty in Erie County court to manslaughter in the first degree in the 1974 death and disappearance of Duane Talmon, Jr.,
Michael Thuman was sentenced on August 14, 2003. He will serve 5 to 15 years at a state prison.

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NCIC Number: M-175394975
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