The Doe Network:
Case File 26DMAK

1 Age-Progression
Left: Fandel, circa 1978; Right: Age-progressed to age 40 (circa 2005)

Scott Curtis Fandel
Missing since September 5, 1978 from Sterling, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.
Classification: Non-Family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 23, 1965
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 74 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; blue eyes.
  • Clothing: A striped t-shirt and jeans.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Scott was last seen with his younger sister, Amy, in their family's Sterling, Alaska home.

They had been at Good Time Charlie's, a bar/restaurant in Sterling, until approximately 22.00 that night with their mother and a visiting aunt. The women brought Scott and Amy back to the cabin at that time and then returned to the bar by themselves. They arrived back home between 02.00 and 03.00 on September 5, 1978 to find the lights out and food cooking on the stove. Assuming that Scott and Amy were sleeping at a neighbor's house, they retired for the night.

The neighbor's children arrived at the Fandels' home after school and inquired as to Scott and Amy's whereabouts. The aunt learned that neither child had attended classes that day, nor had they spent the night at the neighbor's house. She called the mother, who immediately summoned the police.
Bullet casings were later found outside the cabin.

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Alaska State Troopers
800-478-9333 (Alaska Only)


All information may be submitted on an anonymous basis.

Agency Case Number: 78-3303

NCMEC #: NCMC601234

NCIC Number: M-048443436
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information: The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
Alaska State Troopers

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