Aaron Mitchell Anderson
Aaron, approximately 1989; Age at the time of disappearance: -progression to Age at the time of disappearance: 26 (approximately 2013)
Date reported missing : 04/07/1989
Missing location (approx) :
Pine City, Minnesota
Missing classification : Non-Family Abduction
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/23/1987 (34)
Age at the time of disappearance: 1 year old
Height / Weight : 2'4, 32 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A Pampers diaper, a half-red, half-yellow sweatshirt with a puffy dinosaur on the front, light gray corduory pants with red checked flannel lining and cuffs, a gray ski jacket with red and green tabs, a white knit hat with green snowflakes and green earflaps, brown plastic snowmobile boots with nylon tops and liners, and possibly gray socks.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Light brown hair, brown eyes. Aaron has a small white birthmark on the lower right side of his abdomen. His head is enlarged.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Aaron was last seen playing in his family's yard at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 1989 in Pine City, Minnesota. His mother left him unattended for a couple of minutes and he disappeared. He has never been seen again and an extensive search of the area turned up no signs of him.
Aaron's family's residence bordered the Snake River; authorities believe the child may have fallen in the water and drowned. However, Aaron's parents believe their son was abducted. They have criticized the police investigation into the child's disappearance; investigators admitted they focused on the drowning theory and ignored over twenty leads pointing to other possibilities.
Aaron's parents moved to St. Paul, Minnesota after his disappearance and continue to search for their son. His case remains open and unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Pine County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The St. Paul Pioneer Press
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