I was looking at NYC’s long term missing persons webpage ( http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/nypd/html/missing/long-term-cases.html ) and there is one case there of a boy (he must be about five, based on the photo) who’s been missing since Sep 6,1936. Do they really believe that anyone will find this kid?
I know that they closed Joe Crater’s case in 1979 (he had been missing since 1930). If they couldn’t find Crater in 49 years (and he would have known who he was if he wanted to be found), what are the odds that they’re gonna find this kid (who, because of his age, may not remember his real name) after 64 years?
I have two questions:
How long is a case kept open before it’s closed? On the webpage, there are no other cases of similar age. The next oldest case listed is 1972.
I’m pretty sure that this kid isn’t the only missing person from that time period who still hasn’t turned up. Why would his case still be open, but not someone else’s from that time period?