Left: Becker, circa 1992; Right: Progressed to age 33 (circa 2010)
Douglas John Becker
Missing since November 5, 1992 from Oak Harbor, Island County, Washington
Classification: Endangered Runaway
Circumstances of Disappearance
Becker was last seen in Oak Harbor, Washington on November 5, 1992.
At the time he disappeared, Becker was living with a friend in Anacortes and had enrolled in Anacortes High School. He reportedly ran with the wrong crowd and used drugs. Becker was facing time in juvenile detention after being arrested for a burglary. Becker wanted to stay away from home because his mother's boyfriend was abusive to him.
Becker was last seen hitchhiking just outside Anacortes, apparently on his way to Oak Harbor to make peace with his mother. His mother and sisters didn't know he was on his way home. His mother first realized that Becker was missing when she called Anacortes to talk to him. She then reported his disappearance to the Island County Sheriff's Office.
The teenager never came home and there's no record he showed up anywhere else.
He left his wallet, his ID and his personal belongings in his trailer.
Investigators Island County Sheriff's Office
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Commander Mike Beech
Island County Sheriff's Office
Agency Case Number: 11229-92
NCMEC Case Number: NCMC1006803
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Washington State Missing Persons