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Case File 125DMME

Left: Chapman, circa 1971; Right: Age-progressed image to age 35 (circa 2003)

Douglas Charles Chapman
Missing since June 2, 1971 from Alfred, York County, Maine.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 5, 1968
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 3 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'0; 35 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Sandy hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Chapman has a mole on his right shoulder.
  • Clothing: A red and blue plaid shirt, blue pants and loafers.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Chapman was reported missing by his mother at about 10:30 on June 2, 1971. He was last seen playing by a sand pile 25 yards in front of his residence. His mother reported that she was in the residence talking on the phone and his father was at work.
There was no sign of a struggle and no significant evidence was found at the scene.
The search for Douglas remains the largest missing person search ever in York County. Over six days as many as 3,000 volunteers, including dozens of high school students and three psychics, Navy, National Guard and state aircraft, and Scuba divers searched muddy bogs and streams. Officials even pumped local wells dry.

State police bloodhounds lost the boy's scent in a nearby yard.

At the time, authorities believed the child had wandered off.

If you have any information concerning Chapman's whereabouts, please contact:
Maine State Police
Criminal Investigation Division

All information may be submitted anonymously.

Agency Case Number: 0833F6

NCMEC #: NCMC779029

NCIC Number: M-631779990
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Maine State Police
Bangor Daily News 1993

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