Missing since May 12, 1989 from Greenfield, New Hampshire
Classification: Endangered Missing
Gordon's autism is evident by his speech pattern. Often he talks or mutters to himself. When he talks to other people, it's usually in a low tone of voice, punctuated by intervals of silence.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Oded Gordon was living at the Lyris Foundation Plowshare Farm, a farm for autistic and mentally disabled young adults, when he wandered away from that home, on May 12, 1989.
He reportedly had been bothered by black flies. When he wandered away to escape them, he likely became disoriented.
Search dogs followed his scent for circa 3 miles along a stretch of Highway 31, until the scent vanished. Investigators believe that Oded may have been picked up by a passing car.
A man later told authorities he picked up Oded Gordon hitchhiking at Routes 2 and 12 in Fitchburg and dropped him off at a Fitchburg donut shop. The man positively identified Gordon from a photo.
There have been several reported sightings of him after his disappearance.
Gordon is from New York state, and may have been headed there at the time.
He is described as a gentle soul who does not pose a danger to himself or others.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New Hampshire State Police
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