Select It Sunday (just in time): Neo Babson Maximus

I was visiting my dad this weekend and didn’t get home till 11:00 p.m. Here’s my Select It Sunday case squeaked in minutes before midnight: Neo Babson Maximus, nee Charles Allen Jr. He was described as an intelligent, athletic senior at UMass Dartmouth, but he suffered from bipolar disorder and he went off his medication. He apparently had a manic episode and vanished on October 13, 2007, seven and a half years ago. He was 22.

What happened to him? Your guess is as good as mine. I wonder if his mental illness has affected him so much that he doesn’t know who he is anymore.

Neo was selected by HennyLee.

10 thoughts on “Select It Sunday (just in time): Neo Babson Maximus

  1. Ilya February 8, 2015 / 11:36 pm


    I went to UMass too – albeit it was Umass Boston, not Dartmouth.

    • Meaghan February 8, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      What was your major, out of curiosity? Mine was history.

      • Ilya February 8, 2015 / 11:38 pm

        I was a psych major.

        I also suffered from a nervous breakdown close to the end of the whole thing – I felt as if the ceiling would fall on my head and kill me. Very odd stuff.

      • Meaghan February 8, 2015 / 11:41 pm

        I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you recovered. The prevalence of mental illness and suicide on college campuses is rising, and the mental health services haven’t kept up with demand.

    • steve May 15, 2015 / 10:38 pm


    • James R. June 15, 2017 / 12:28 am

      It wasn’t UMass Boston that he went to. Charlie Allen Jr went to UMass Dartmouth. When he disappeared there pictures of the campus were shown. I went to that school and also have Bipolar Illness. That being said it is possible that he’s still alive. He could be homeless in a shelter. I know from personal Stop correcting “experience” that when some one who has bipolar goes stops taking their meds just about anything can happen. The police don’t suspect that it was foul play.

  2. michael February 9, 2015 / 6:54 am

    I remember Neo from his Disappeared episode. His case prompted me to record the entire run of the series.

    Speaking of missing person’s shows, does anybody have the specials hosted by Meredith Baxter in the mid 80’s, that was the precursor to Unsolved Mysteries? It’s one show I haven’t been able to get any episodes of, though I did just get a Donohue show on missing people that had a case from one of the specials on there.

  3. HennyLee February 10, 2015 / 10:44 am

    Thanks for including this one! For sure a intriguing and sad case. I am hopeful everyday that his family get answers!

  4. Cattt01 February 12, 2015 / 12:42 am

    I also watched his case on Disappeared and his behavior was so wild. You guys need to watch it. Also, Psychic Kids had a piece on him too! Its the one with Chip Coffey, psychic. You need to watch that too as follow up.

    • Meaghan February 12, 2015 / 5:06 am

      I’ve got bipolar disorder too, but a mild case. I’ve never gone manic-psychotic. My manic episodes are more along the lines of “skip around the house dancing and singing and starting projects I know perfectly well I cannot do.”

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