MP of the week: Dorien Thomas

This week’s featured missing person is Dorien Deon Thomas, a nine-year-old boy who disappeared from Amarillo, a city in the Texas panhandle, on October 26, 1998. He was (probably) going for a bike ride around the neighborhood when he vanished, and, unusually, the bike disappeared with him and was never found.

Dorien will have been missing for twenty years next year. He’d be 28 now, if he is still alive. I suppose there is no hard evidence that he isn’t; Jaycee Dugard turned up alive after quite a long time. The most recent news article I found on his case was from last fall.

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3 thoughts on “MP of the week: Dorien Thomas

  1. marsyao September 27, 2017 / 8:32 am

    Don’t think a nine year old would run away, so it most likely he was either be taken by a bad guy or he was killed in a car accident and the driver got rid of his body

  2. M86 September 29, 2017 / 2:27 am

    I looked at Google Streetview of the area. I don’t think the apartment complex exists anymore. The area has that feel of “urban blight”. So sad to read about his case.

    On a side note, I find it curious that you don’t abbreviate cardinal directions for addresses (I’ve probably mentioned it before). That’s probably the journalism buff in me! 🙂

    • Meaghan September 29, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      I just, uh, don’t. It never occurred to me to do so TBH.

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