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Case File 244DMPA

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Left: Mackerley, circa 1984; Right: Age-progressed image of Mackerley at age 33 (circa 2010)

Louis Anthony Mackerley
Missing since June 7, 1984 from Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: February 15, 1977
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 7 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'0; 44 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Dark blonde hair; blue eyes.
  • Marks, Scars: Two odd-shaped, circular burn scars on the right side of his chest.
  • Clothing: A maroon and white-striped Doggie, short sleeved shirt; blue pants with a red tag on the back; an elastic belt with trim; pinkish socks; and brown shoes.
  • Dentals: Available. He was missing four front teeth at the time of his disappearance.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Mackerley told his babysitter he was walking two doors down from his home to a neighbor's house on June 7, 1984 in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
He was last seen walking between Fourth Street and Gordon Street.
Louis never made it to the neighbor's house. Instead, police believe a group of neighborhood boys chased him to a hot dog shop near Fourth and Gordon streets. He hid inside for about 45 minutes, then left. Police later found the boys they believe scared Louis, but they were cleared of any wrongdoing.
Another report surfaced that Mackerley was seen at approximately 16.30, speaking with an unidentified man and woman in a park near Jordan Creek, (which is one block from the child's home)  which has never been confirmed nor denied.
Louis was a first-grader at Central Elementary.

If you have any information concerning Mackerley's whereabouts, please contact:
Allentown Department of Public Safety
Missing Persons Unit
Detective John Miller

All information may be submitted anonymously.

NCMEC #: NCMC601804

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

Source Information:
The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
The Morning Call
Allentown Police Department

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