The Doe Network:
Case File 177DMFL

1Age-Progression
Left: Townsend, circa 1980; Right: Age-Progression to 34 years old. (circa 2010).

Jason Edward Townsend
Missing since May 20, 1980 from Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction


Vital Statistics


Circumstances of Disappearance
Townsend vanished while his mother, Augusta Walker, was at work. She had left a friend, Roscoe Pierce, in charge of Jason.
Police soon learned that Pierce was a fugitive from the state of New York, wanted for molesting a young girl. Two days after Jason's disappearance, police cornered Pierce and killed him after he lunged for an officer's gun. Pierce refused to give any clues about Jason's whereabouts. Foul play is suspected.


Investigators
If you have any information concerning Townsend's case, please contact:
Broward County Sheriff's Office
305-497-3695

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: BS80-05-05706

NCMEC #: NCMC601922

NCIC Number: M-582056971
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Florida Department of Justice
Florida Missing Children Information Clearinghouse


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