Kevin Jay Ayotte
Kevin, approximate photo date 1982 Age-progression to age 36 (approximate photo date 2015)
Missing since: 09/30/1982
Type of missing case: Non-Family Abduction
Date of Birth: 05/12/1979 (41)
Age at time of disappearance: 3 years old
Height / Weight: 4'0, 50 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: A checkered shirt, blue jeans, lace-up sneakers and a disposable diaper.
Medical Conditions Kevin is developmentally disabled and has a hearing impairment as a result, he had limited speech skills at the time of his disappearance.
Other characteristics: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Kevin has a scar on the right side of his chin. He also has a cleft chin.
Details at time of disappearance: Kevin was last seen playing in the upstairs of his family's summer home in Sugarbush, Minnesota at 4:45 p.m. on September 30, 1982. His mother went outside briefly when she returned, Kevin had vanished. His dog, a six-month-old Springer Spaniel puppy named Flash, disappeared also, but his older brother was still inside the house.
Kevin had wandered away from his home before, but he always returned after a short time. An extensive nine-day search turned up no sign of him, not even his shoes or his diaper, both of which he had a habit of discarding.
Flash, however, reappeared on October 5. In hopes of discovering clues as to Kevin's whereabouts, its coat was combed carefully and a veterinarian pumped its stomach they found no evidence that Flash had eaten anything in days, other than swamp grass. Police put a tracking collar on the dog and let it go again, hoping it would lead them to Kevin, but it just kept returning home.
The countryside around Kevin's home is woodsy and boggy, and some people feel that the child became lost in the area and died of exposure. Due to the lack of evidence in his case, however, it is classified as a non-family abduction.
Other case information
Agency in charge: Beltrami County Sheriff's Office
Other information: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
The Aberdeen Daily News
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated January 27, 2017 details of disappearance updated.