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.