Name: Oded Gordon
Case Classification: Endangered Missing
Missing Since: May 12, 1989
Location Last Seen: Greenfield, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Date of Birth: February 1968
Age: 21 years old
Weight: 135-170 lbs.
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: He has scoliosis (curvature of the spine); badly hunched posture. He has a mustache and a sparse beard. He suffers from autism and communicates very little. 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.
Fingerprints: Not Available
DNA: Not Available
Clothing: Red checkered or plaid flannel shirt, new blue jeans.
Additional Personal Items: Knee-high black rubber work boots.
At the time of his disappearance, Oded Gordon was living at Lyris Foundation Plowshare Farm, a farm for autistic and mentally disabled young adults. He was last seen working in the garden at the farm on May 12,1989, when he left the garden to get away from the flies. He did not have a coat, identification or money with him at the time.
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 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. He 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.
Agency Name: New Hampshire State Police - Troop B
Agency Contact Person: Detective Mark Beaudoin
Agency Phone Number: 603-223-4381
Agency E-Mail: N/A
Agency Case Number: B89-00210
NCIC Case Number: Unknown
NamUs Case Number: 5528
Added: Prior to 2011; Last Updated: 8/15/2016
Questions or comments? Please contact appropriate member of the Area Team
** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.