Missing Richard Allen Houghland new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Richard Allen Houghland

Left and Center: Richard, approximate date 1978;
Right: Age-progression to age 46 (approximate date 2015)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 15, 1978 from Sacramento, California

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: August 26, 1969 Age at disappearance: 8 years old

Weight and Height: 3'5, 50 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Richard's nickname is Ricky.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Richard disappeared with his brother, Thomas, and their mother, Norma, from Sacramento, California on July 15, 1978. They didn't have air conditioning and Norma would often take the children for rides in the car to stay cool. They may have done that on they day they disappeared.
Norma's ex-husband lived in Washington state and no one realized the family was missing for a week. Relatives went to the Houghlands' apartment on Sutterville Road and found it intact, with all their clothing and belongings inside and some dishes in the sink. The children's bicycles were inside and there was an uncashed welfare check. The only thing that was missing was Norma's car, a gold or light blue 1965 Pontiac LeMans with the California license plate number 254SBI. It has never been found.
Norma's parents and one of her two sisters have since died, as have Thomas and Richard's father. The case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd and little information is available.