Flashback Friday: Kirk Quintons

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Kirk Quintons, an eleven-year-old boy who disappeared from the Bronx on September 18, 1983. I’ve got three pictures of him plus an age-progression, but the pics aren’t of the greatest quality.

Kirk made pocket money for himself by performing small jobs in his neighborhood. His mom sent him to the store to get her some pop, and he was last seen collecting bottles near the store, probably to turn in for money. He was only two blocks from home, but he never made it back.

He has several strikes against him when it comes to get media attention: black, male, just barely old enough for people to think he might have run away, and probably poor. I can’t find any contemporary articles about Kirk in the newspaper archives.

There was, however, an article about the case published in 2013, and Kirk’s mother, Lila Quintons, was interviewed for it. Google says she still lives in the Bronx. Still waiting for her little boy to come home.

2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday: Kirk Quintons

  1. Bridget Arcand-Bergeron August 5, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Meghan, can you contact Jan Kenney Smolinski on Billy’s page needs to change the picture of the one they have as Chad & Billy’s page needs updating. She us on Facebook. And she is trying to contact you.
    Billy’s case is in Ct. William Smolinski

    • Meaghan August 5, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      If she’s trying to contact me she’s not doing a very good job; I’ve heard nothing on either email or Facebook. But I’ll see about getting in touch with her.

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