Chance Wackerhagen

The San Marcos Record did an article about the 1993 disappearance of Chance Wackerhagen. The article didn’t really say much that his Charley casefile doesn’t have already, but at least he got a little bit of publicity after all this time.

It’s a very unusual case, largely because Chance and his father seem to have disappeared without a trace. I’m inclined to think they’re both dead. Lee Wackerhagen was just a truck driver. He would likely have had contacts spread across the country as a result of his job, but he probably didn’t have the money and know-how to completely change his and his son’s identity and walk off the face of the earth. And Chance was old enough to remember his family and he’d be an adult now; I think he would have contacted his loved ones by now if he could have. I’m wondering about the possibility of a murder-suicide, but if so, where are the bodies? Or perhaps Lee and Chance left the country and that’s why there’s been no trace of them.

It’s a shame the Amber Alert wasn’t in existence when Chance went missing. His disappearance would definitely qualify and they might have found him if they’d used an Amber.

He’s out there somewhere. Alive, I hope, but I expect not.