Roger Merton Day
Roger, approximately 1973
Date and time person was reported missing : 10/04/1973
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 14 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 130 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A purple sweatshirt, a denim jacket, jeans and sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes. The tip of Roger's middle finger was previously crushed in an accident.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Roger was last seen at his residence in Porter, Maine on October 4, 1973. He and his three siblings had breakfast together after their mother left for work. They were all supposed to catch the bus to school, but Roger told his siblings he was going to skip school to attend the Fryeburg Fair.
It's unclear whether he ever arrived there. He has never been heard from again. His father reported him missing. Few details are available in his case; there's been no tEthnicity : of Roger since 1973.
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Maine State Police
September 2021 updates and sources
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