Missing Brian Richard Bleyl located 2020

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Missing Brian Richard Bleyl

Left: Brian, approximate date 1981;
Right: Age-progression to age 43 (approximate date 2011)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: February 28, 1981 from Phoenix, Arizona

Type: Non-Family Abduction

Date of Birth: December 2, 1968 Age at disappearance: 12 years old

Height and weight : 4'11, 100 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Blond/brown hair, brown eyes. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue t-shirt with the words "GUHSD Physical Education Department", dark blue warm-up pants with a white stripe on the sides, and blue sneakers.

Medical Conditions: Brian is diabetic and requires insulin to regulate his condition. He needs to inject 30 units of insulin a day and, if he goes more than a few days without it, he will slip into a diabetic coma and eventually die.

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


Brian disappeared while collecting money while working his Phoenix Gazette newspaper route in Phoenix, Arizona at approximately 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 1981. He was riding his bicycle and was last seen in the area of north 9th Avenue and west Myrtle Avenue. He has never been heard from again. The day after his disappearance, his bike was found in an alley in the 1100 block of west Glendale.
Stephen Michael Wilson was arrested in 1989 and charged with Brian's abduction, molestation and murder. A photograph of Wilson is posted below this case summary. He allegedly confessed to three witnesses, one of them his doctor, about his role in Brian's case. Wilson, who was openly gay, reportedly became enraged and attacked Brian after the boy made homophobic remarks to him and threw rocks at his home. Brian's bicycle was found a few yards from Wilson's apartment, and neighbors reported seeing the boy near the apartment around the time he vanished, but there were no bloodstains or any other physical evidence to indicate that a crime had been committed. A jury acquitted Wilson of all charges in 1990. He died of AIDS-related causes in 1994. He maintained his innocence in Brian's case until the end.
Brian was a sixth-grade student at Orangewood Elementary School in 1981, and lived in the 900 block of west Myrtle Avenue. He has five siblings. He has never been located and his disappearance remains unsolved. Foul play is suspected.

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